Synthesis and Porous SiO2 Nanofilm Formation of the Silsesquioxane-Containing Amphiphilic Block Copolymer

Yuya Ishizaki, Shunsuke Yamamoto, Tokuji Miyashita, Masaya Mitsuishi

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We describe the synthesis, Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) film formation, and photo-oxidation of an organic-inorganic hybrid block copolymer consisting of N-dodecyl acrylamide (DDA) and silsesquioxane (SQ) comonomers [p(DDA/SQ26)-b-pDDA]. The copolymer was synthesized by reversible addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization of DDA and SQ. Higher monolayer stability at the air-water interface was confirmed for p(DDA/SQ26)-b-pDDA. The p(DDA/SQ26)-b-pDDA monolayer was deposited onto solid substrates with a monolayer thickness of 2.3 nm. The photo-oxidized SiO2 nanofilm revealed its porous structure, which reflects phase-separated structures of p(DDA/SQ26)-b-pDDA, as confirmed using atomic force microscopy, quartz crystal microbalance, and cyclic voltammetry measurements. These results demonstrate that this preparation method using photo-oxidation of the organic-inorganic hybrid block copolymer LB film is promising for manipulating pore formations of inorganic oxide nanofilms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8007-8014
Number of pages8
Issue number27
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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