Thin film format for polymer supports - synthesis and chemical modification

P.H. Findlay, S.M. Leinonen, M.G.J.T. Morrison, E.E.A. Shepherd, D.C. Sherrington

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An easy and convenient method for the preparation of functionalised porous polymer films (76 × 14 mm) of uniform thickness (60-120 µm) has been developed using microscope slides stacked together as a mould for UV-initiated polymerisation of comonomer mixtures. Both gel-type and macroporous styrene and methacrylate-based species have been prepared by appropriate choice of crosslinker (%) and porogen. The incorporation of functional comonomers: 4-vinylpyridine, vinylbenzyl chloride or glycidyl methacrylate allows ready further chemical modification of the films for potential application in a number of areas.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2031-2034
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • porous polymer films


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