Synthetic design of "responsive" surfaces Academic Article uri icon


  • Responsive polymer-modified surfaces whose properties and character changes in response to external stimuli such as temperature, pH or solvent can be prepared by a number of procedures. Such surfaces can be monolayers of functional groups or multilayers of groups. Using synthetic organic polymer chemistry, it is possible to design such interfaces such that predictable changes in reactivity, wettability or permeability can be effected. Examples of such chemistry using surface oxidation or surface graft polymerization are described.

published proceedings

  • ACS Symposium Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Bergbreiter, D. E.

complete list of authors

  • Bergbreiter, DE

publication date

  • December 1999