Use of chain growth polycondensation via substituent effects for the development of new polymer brush systems
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Polymers are extensively used as the main component of many coating technologies. Attachment strategies to produce polymer films with advanced functionalities have evolved from a top down technique to embody more of a bottom up approach, where thin films are actually grown from the substrate of interest. This grafting from technique has allowed for the development of polymer films with advanced architectures and improved functionality through the use of controlled/living radical polymerization (LRP) techniques that produce random coil polymers. These polymers, however, are unable to exhibit ...