Grubbs JB 3rd1,2, Arnold RM2, Roy A1, Brooks K1, Bilbrey JA1, Gao J1, Locklin J1.
Langmuir. 2015 Sep 22;31(37):10183-9. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02093. Epub 2015 Sep 4.Surface-initiated ring-opening polymerization (SI-ROP) of polycaprolactone (PCL) and polylactide (PLA) polymer brushes with controlled degradation rates were prepared on oxide substrates. PCL brushes were polymerized from hydroxyl-terminated monolayers utilizing triazabicyclodecene (TBD) as the polymerization catalyst. A consistent brush thickness of 40 nm could be achieved with a reproducible unique crystalline morphology. Read More