Yamamoto K1, Yoshida S1, Kadokawa J2.
Carbohydr Polym. 2014 Nov 4;112:119-24. doi: 10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.05.079. Epub 2014 Jun 5.This paper reports the preparation of chitin nanofiber-graft-poly(2-hydroxyethyl acrylate) (CNF-g-polyHEA) films by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of HEA monomer from a CNF macroinitiator film. First, a CNF film was prepared by regeneration from a chitin ion gel with an ionic liquid. Then, acylation of the CNF surface with α-bromoisobutyryl bromide was carried out to obtain the CNF macroinitiator film having the initiating moieties (α-bromoisobutyrate group). Read More