Covalent stabilization of nanostructures: Robust block copolymer templates from novel thermoreactive systems

Eric Drockenmuller, Lucy Y.T. Li, Du Yeol Ryu, Eva Harth, Thomas P. Russell, Ho Cheol Kim, Craig J. Hawker

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Structurally robust block copolymer templates with feature sizes of approximately 10 nm were prepared from functionalized poly(methyl methacrylate)-b-polystyrene block copolymers. By the inclusion of benzocyclobutene crosslinking groups in the polystyrene block, the covalent stabilization of thin films to both thermal treatment and solvent exposure became possible. In addition, the crosslinking of the poly(styrene- benzocyclobutene) domains at 220°C, followed by the removal of poly(methyl methacrylate), provided a robust, crosslinked nanostructure with greater processing and fabrication potential.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028-1037
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Mar 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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