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Title: Surface functionalization of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films via consecutive graft copolymerization with glycidyl methacrylate and aniline
Authors: Chen, Y.
Kang, E.T. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Tan, K.L. 
Issue Date: 5-Oct-2000
Source: Chen, Y.,Kang, E.T.,Neoh, K.G.,Tan, K.L. (2000-10-05). Surface functionalization of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) films via consecutive graft copolymerization with glycidyl methacrylate and aniline. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 104 (39) : 9171-9178. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Chemical modification of argon-plasma-pretreated poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) film by UV-induced surface graft copolymerization with glycidyl methacrylate (GMA), followed by epoxide-ring-opening reaction with aniline (An), and finally oxidative graft polymerization with 'aniline had been carried out to render the PTFE surface conductive. The surface composition and microstructure of the graft-copolymerized PTFE films were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), respectively. The graft concentration of the GMA polymer and An polymer increased with increasing concentration of the respective monomer used for graft polymerization. Ethanol, when used as a solvent, catalyzed the coupling reaction of epoxide with An and should be of more than 40 vol % in concentration to achieve the optimum effect. The physicochemical characteristics of the polyaniline (PANI) chains grafted onto PTFE film surface were grossly similar to those of the PANI homopolymer. The surface resistance of the aniline graft-polymerized PTFE film was reduced to the order of about 104 Ω/square, in comparison to the value of 1016 Ω/square for the pristine PTFE film. © 2000 American Chemical Society.
Source Title: Journal of Physical Chemistry B
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/92363
ISSN: 15206106
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