Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1021/la2001514
Title: Surface-functionalized and surface-functionalizable poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft copolymer membranes via click chemistry and atom transfer radical polymerization
Authors: Cai, T.
Neoh, K.G. 
Kang, E.T. 
Teo, S.L.M. 
Issue Date: 15-Mar-2011
Citation: Cai, T., Neoh, K.G., Kang, E.T., Teo, S.L.M. (2011-03-15). Surface-functionalized and surface-functionalizable poly(vinylidene fluoride) graft copolymer membranes via click chemistry and atom transfer radical polymerization. Langmuir 27 (6) : 2936-2945. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/la2001514
Abstract: Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) with azide-functionalized poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) side chains (PVDF-g-P[GMA-(N3)(OH)]) were synthesized via free radical-initiated graft copolymerization of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) from ozone-pretreated PVDF backbone (PVDF-g-PGMA), followed by reaction of the oxirane rings in the GMA side chains with sodium azide. Alkyne-functionalized poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (alkynyl-PNIPAM), prepared a priori by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), was used for the click reaction with the azido-containing PGMA side chains of the PVDF-g-P[GMA-(N 3)(OH)] copolymer to give rise to the thermoresponsive PVDF-g-P[GMA-click-PNIPAM] copolymer. Both the PVDF-g-P[GMA-(N3)(OH)] and PVDF-g-P[GMA-click-PNIPAM] copolymers can be readily cast into microporous membranes by phase inversion in an aqueous medium. The PVDF-g-P[GMA-(N 3)(OH)] microporous membranes with azido-containing surfaces could be further functionalized via surface click reaction with alkyne-terminated PNIPAM of controlled chain lengths to obtain the PVDF-g-P[GMA-click-PNIPAM] surface microporous membranes. The surface composition and morphology of the PVDF-g-P[GMA-click-PNIPAM] membranes can be adjusted by the temperature of casting medium, while the flux through both types of membranes exhibits thermoresponsive behavior. © 2011 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Langmuir
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/90242
ISSN: 07437463
DOI: 10.1021/la2001514
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