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Reactive nano-patterns in triple structured bio-inspired honeycomb films as a clickable platform

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Abstract

A hierarchically structured platform was obtained from directed self-assembly of a poly(styrene)-b-poly(4-vinylbenzylchloride) (PS-b-PVBC) block copolymer (BCP) during breath figure (BF) templating. The BF process using a water/ethanol atmosphere gave a unique double porosity in which hexagonally arranged micron-sized pores were encircled by a secondary population of smaller, nano-sized pores. A third level of structuration was simultaneously introduced between the pores by BCP self-assembly to form out-of-the-plane nano-cylinders, offering a film with an unprecedented triple structure, which could be used as a reactive platform. Indeed the surface nano-domains of VBC were exploited as reactive nano-patterns for site-specific chemical functionalization.

Graphical abstract: Reactive nano-patterns in triple structured bio-inspired honeycomb films as a clickable platform

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The article was received on 04 Jul 2018, accepted on 27 Sep 2018 and first published on 27 Sep 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05333B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 13068-13071

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    Reactive nano-patterns in triple structured bio-inspired honeycomb films as a clickable platform

    P. Marcasuzaa, S. Pearson, K. Bosson, L. Pessoni, J. Dupin and L. Billon, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 13068
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05333B

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