Hot Article: Thiol–isocyanate “click” reactions: rapid development of functional polymeric surfaces
23 Nov 2010
Functional, micropatterned and multicomponent polymer brush surfaces were rapidly fabricated using base-catalyzed thiol–isocyanate “click” reactions, by a team of US Scientists.
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.
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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