Macromolecular Rapid Communications, Vol.30, No.13, 1043-1057, 2009
Polymer Brushes by Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization
This review article describes the preparation of polymer brushes by nitroxide-mediated radical polymerization using either the 'grafting to' or the 'grafting from' approach. The use of TEMPO as a classical initiator is intensively described. More sophisticated nitroxides are also included in the discussion. Brush formation on flat surfaces such as wafers and also on particles is reported. Finally, some applications of polymer brushes are presented.