Ferrocenylmethyl Methacrylate for Functional Polymers

Joe Porwoll

Material Matters 2009, 4.2, 31.

Prof. Padma Gopalan of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, kindly suggested that we offer ferrocenylmethyl methacrylate (700479). The incorporation of metal containing moieties in block copolymer architecture lays the foundation for the inclusion of new functionalities to nanostructured materials. Examples include the incorporation of redox-active, photophysical, conductive, catalytic, or pre-ceramic functionalities. Polymers containing Ferrocene (F408) have been widely used, largely due to their redox-induced morphological changes, their ability to serve as precursors for magnetic or catalytic materials and their use as plasma etch-resistant nano-templates. Ferrocenylmethyl methacrylate can be polymerized by a number of controlled radical polymerization techniques, which provide simple synthetic routes to a variety of functional polymers.



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