£-Caprolactone was epitaxially polymerized on the basal plane of graphite by the conventional ring-opening reaction. An ultra-thin polymer film remained upon washing the bulk polymer away as confirmed by Infrared and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies. Direct observation by scanning tunneling microscopy revealed the chain packing of poly(e-caprolactone) as well as its epitaxial orientation in atomic detail.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings of the Japan Academy Series B: Physical and Biological Sciences
|Published - 1992
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
- General Physics and Astronomy