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A colorless functional polydopamine thin layer as a basis for polymer capsules

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Abstract

Herein, we describe a facile method to prepare a colorless functional polydopamine (PDA) thin layer by the in situ oxidative copolymerization of dopamine (DA) and ATRP initiator-bearing DA (DA-BiBB) onto polystyrene (PSt) core particles: PSt@PDA/BiBB2. Surface-initiated ATRP of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate (HEMA) was performed on PSt@PDA/BiBB2 particles, followed by the removal of the template particles, which generated PHEMA capsules that were based on a colorless PDA thin layer and have tailored hollow core sizes and capsule wall thicknesses. The PDA thin layer is used as a basis for polymer brushes. The present method does not require cross-linking the polymer brushes. Furthermore, subsequent preparation of functional PHEMA capsules by post-functionalization of hydroxy groups of PHEMA chains was successful.

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The article was received on 04 Feb 2013, accepted on 27 Feb 2013 and first published on 28 Feb 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00181D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 2696-2702
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    A colorless functional polydopamine thin layer as a basis for polymer capsules

    M. Kohri, H. Kohma, Y. Shinoda, M. Yamauchi, S. Yagai, T. Kojima, T. Taniguchi and K. Kishikawa, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2696
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00181D

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