Photoacid generation in polymeric films

Scott A. MacDonald, Dennis R. McKean
1990 Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology (Fotoporima Konwakai shi)  
A major photoproduct from the irradiation of triphenylsulfonium salts is a Bronsted acid. This photochemical process has been used in several polymer film applications where the acid is used for crosslinking of films or to initiate some other acid catalyzed reaction. Despite the widespread applications of these materials, little has been published about the efficiency of acid generation in polymeric films or catalytic chain length associated with chemically amplified systems. This talk will
more » ... ribe the use of a merocyanine dye technique to analyze for acid production in polymer films. The amount of acid produced on irradiation (LTV or E-beam) has been determined by this method and the catalytic chain length has Leen measured for one chemically amplified resist system.
doi:10.2494/photopolymer.3.375 fatcat:iqrnlckbvfgiri557z7dwy34sm