Burke JM1, Smela E.
Biomicrofluidics. 2012 Mar;6(1):16506-1650610. doi: 10.1063/1.3693589. Epub 2012 Mar 9.A new method of surface modification is described for enabling the in situ formation of homogenous porous polymer monoliths (PPMs) within poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) microfluidic channels that uses 365 nm UV illumination for polymerization. Porous polymer monolith formation in PDMS can be challenging because PDMS readily absorbs the monomers and solvents, changing the final monolith morphology, and because PDMS absorbs oxygen, which inhibits free-radical polymerization. Read More