Hot Article: Thiol–isocyanate “click” reactions: rapid development of functional polymeric surfaces

Functional, micropatterned and multicomponent polymer brush surfaces were rapidly fabricated using base-catalyzed thiol–isocyanate “click” reactions, by a team of US Scientists.Graphical abstract: Thiol–isocyanate “click” reactions: rapid development of functional polymeric surfaces

The team led by Derek Patton at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA, demonstrated thiol–NCO click chemistry can be used as a modular platform for rapid and robust fabrication of highly functional, multicomponent surfaces. The team expect that this approach can be extended to a broad range of surfaces, including three-dimensional particle substrates.

Interested to know more? Why not read the full communication available for free.

Ryan M. Hensarling, Santosh B. Rahane, Arthur P. LeBlanc, Bradley J. Sparks, Evan M. White, Jason Locklin and Derek L. Patton, Polym. Chem., 2011, DOI:10.1039/C0PY00292E

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)

Leave a Reply