Environmentally friendly repeatable adhesion using a sulfobetaine-type polyzwitterion brush

Motoyasu Kobayashi, Atsushi Takahara

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A repeatable adhesion system is demonstrated using a zwitterionic poly[3-(N-2-methacryloyloxyethyl-N,N-dimethyl)ammonato propane sulfonate] (poly(MAPS)) brush. Two silicon wafers bearing poly(MAPS) brushes were joined in hot water at 333 K under 0.098 MPa of pressure for 1 min and dried under an air atmosphere for 3 h. A lap shear strength of 2.0 MPa was observed through the adhesion of the brush substrates due to attractive dipole-dipole interactions between the sulfobetaine units. Smooth debonding of the adhering substrates in hot water at 333 K was completed within 1 h due to swelling of the poly(MAPS) brushes above the upper critical solution temperature. Repeatable adhesion and debonding was successfully achieved by the poly(MAPS) brush on the substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4987-4992
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sept 21 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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