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Unprecedented plasmon-induced nitroxide-mediated polymerization (PI-NMP): a method for preparation of functional surfaces

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Abstract

A plasmon as a stimulus opens up new opportunities for selective and regulated “from-surface” polymerization and functionalization of surfaces. Here, the first example of plasmon-assisted nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP) of stimuli-responsive block copolymers poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-co-4-vinylboronic acid is reported. The growth of a polymer film at room temperature was achieved via plasmon-induced homolysis of alkoxyamines covalently attached to the surface of plasmon-active gold gratings at room temperature. Control of temperature, finite-difference time-domain method simulation of plasmon intensity distribution shift during polymerization, electron paramagnetic resonance experiments and other assays provide strong support for the plasmon-initiated mechanism of NMP. We demonstrated not only the control of the resulting polymer thickness but also the preparation of a surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy chip for the detection of glycoproteins as a powerful example of plasmon-assisted NMP potential.

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The article was received on 12 Feb 2019, accepted on 29 Mar 2019 and first published on 01 Apr 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9TA01630A
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019,7, 12414-12419

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    Unprecedented plasmon-induced nitroxide-mediated polymerization (PI-NMP): a method for preparation of functional surfaces

    O. Guselnikova, S. R. A. Marque, E. V. Tretyakov, D. Mares, V. Jerabek, G. Audran, J. Joly, M. Trusova, V. Svorcik, O. Lyutakov and P. Postnikov, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2019, 7, 12414
    DOI: 10.1039/C9TA01630A

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