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dc.contributor.authorYamamoto, Kenneth Kenji
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:17:54Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:17:54Z
dc.date.issued2009-05
dc.identifier.otheryamamoto_kenneth_k_200905_bschem
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/yamamoto_kenneth_k_200905_bschem
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25719
dc.description.abstractA method for the formation of norbornene (Nb) and furan-maleic anhydride (FMA) homopolymers, as well as Nb-FMA and FMA-Nb block copolymers grafted from oxide surfaces was devised using surface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerization (SI-ROMP) from a 7-octenyltrichlorosilane (7-OCT) self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) with first generation Grubbs catalyst. Polymer film growth, as monitored by ellipsometry and visualized by atomic force microscopy (AFM), is strongly influenced by monomer structure and concentration, as well as reaction time and temperature. End-functionalization of growing polymer chains occurs through cross-metathesis vinyl containing moieties was demonstrated and confirmed using static water contact angle measurements. Other than introducing chemical functionality into polymeric coating through monomer design, end-functionalization of grafted polymer chains provides a route to tailor functionality into polymer coatings at lower concentrations and is another technique useful for altering surface energy and wettability.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectpolymer brush
dc.subjectself-assembled monolayer
dc.subjectsurface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerization
dc.subjectblock copolymer
dc.subjectGrubbs catalyst
dc.subjectend-functionalization
dc.subjectcross-metathesis
dc.subjectellipsometry
dc.subjectcontact angle
dc.subjectsurface energy
dc.subjectwettability
dc.titleCreating block copolymers via surface-initiated ring-opening metathesis polymerization
dc.typeHonors
dc.description.degreeBSChem
dc.description.departmentChemistry
dc.description.majorChemistry
dc.description.advisorJason Locklin
dc.description.advisorTimothy Dore
dc.description.committeeJason Locklin
dc.description.committeeTimothy Dore


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