Grafting from poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene): A simple route to versatile electrically addressable surfaces

Jenny Malmström, Michel K. Nieuwoudt, Lisa T. Strover, Alissa Hackett, Olivia Laita, Margaret A. Brimble, David E. Williams, Jadranka Travas-Sejdic

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Abstract

We demonstrate a simple route to versatile electrically addressable conductive polymer graft copolymer systems. The monomer of poly(3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene), one of the commercially most important conductive polymers, was modified by the addition of an ATRP-initiating site to grow brushes from. The modified monomer is easily accessible by a one-step synthesis from the commercially available 2,3-dihydrothieno[3,4-b][1,4]dioxin-2-yl) methanol. The modified monomer is subsequently electropolymerized onto large area gold-coated electrodes and utilized as a backbone for grafting pH-responsive poly(acrylic acid) brushes from.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4955-4965
Number of pages11
JournalMacromolecules
Volume46
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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