Preparation and surface properties of polyvinyl alcohol brush

Yuki Terayama, Motoyasu Kobayashi, Atsushi Takahara

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Poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) brush was prepared by surface-initiated iodine-transfer polymerization of vinyl acetate (VAc) from a silicon wafer and successive hydrolysis of acetyl groups. The adhesion forces of PVA and PVAc brush surfaces were measured by atomic force microscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1281
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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