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Li T.,Zhengzhou University | Li T.,The Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Organic Chemistry of Henan Province | Li T.,The Key Laboratory of Advanced Nano Information Materials of Zhengzhou | Xu W.,Zhengzhou University | And 12 more authors.
Polymers for Advanced Technologies

A new series of copolymer poly(N-hexadecylmethacrylamide-co-dinaphthalen-2-yl 2-allylmalonate) poly(HDMA-co-DNAM)s containing swallow-tailed double naphthyl groups and long alkyl group were designed and synthesized. The behavior of copolymer molecular arranging on water surface, patterning properties of copolymer LB films, and photochemical reactions in ultrathin film were investigated. The poly(HDMA-co-DNAM)s could form a stable, well-defined molecular orientation Langmuir monolayer at air/water interface. The polymer main chain was lying flat on water surface and the side chains attached to the main chain stretching out at the angle of about 50°. The results obtained showed that a well-ordered layer-by-layer structure was successfully controlled in LB films, in which most of naphthyl groups in poly(HDMA-co-DNAM)s LB films were in dimer and the copolymer LB films were decomposed hardly upon irradiation of deep UV light. We found that the exposed and unexposed regions of the poly(HDMA-co-DNAM)s copolymer LB films had solubility differentiation in gold etchant, which is a mixed solution of I 2/NH 4I/C 2H 5OH/H 2O. Therefore, we could obtain gold photopattern with the maximal resolution of the employed mask without any development process. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Source

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