Surface-grafted polyacrylonitrile brushes with aggregation-induced emission properties

Maciej Kopeć, Marcin Pikiel, G. Julius Vancso

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Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) was synthesized and grafted from silicon wafers by copper-mediated photoinduced atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) using α-bromophenyl acetic acid-based initiators. Aggregation-induced photonic emission (AIE) was observed in well-defined, low molecular weight (Mn < 10k) bulk PAN as well as in thin (d < 15 nm), surface-grafted polymer brushes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)669-674
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Issue number3
Early online date9 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry


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