Self-oscillating polymer brushes

Tsukuru Masuda, Mio Hidaka, Yoko Murase, Aya Mizutani Akimoto, Kenichi Nagase, Teruo Okano, Ryo Yoshida

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Abstract

An autonomous functional surface has been designed by using self-oscillating polymers that convert the chemical energy of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction into conformational changes of the polymer chains (see picture: red: hydrophobic/collapsed, green: hydrophilic/extended). Self-oscillating polymer brushes were grafted onto the inner surface of a glass capillary, and autonomous propagation of a chemical wave was observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7468-7471
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume52
Issue number29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jul 15

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Keywords

  • ATRP
  • functional surfaces
  • oscillating reactions
  • polymer brushes
  • ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Masuda, T., Hidaka, M., Murase, Y., Akimoto, A. M., Nagase, K., Okano, T., & Yoshida, R. (2013). Self-oscillating polymer brushes. Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, 52(29), 7468-7471. https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201301988