Nucleobase-grafted supramolecular polymers for tuning the surface properties

I.-Hong Lin, Chih-Chia Cheng, Ke-Fong Li, Jem-Kun Chen, Chih-Wei Chiu, Feng-Chih Chang
2014 Polymer Chemistry  
Nucleobase-grafted polycaprolactone has been prepared which exhibits amorphous nature, rapid photoresponse and controlled surface properties in the solid state owing to the formation of uracil-diamidopyridine (U-DAP) pairs by induced physical cross-linking. In addition, they can self-organize to alter material behavior with light, switching both optical and thermal properties. Remarkable changes in the surface morphology and the contact angle with water were also observed.
doi:10.1039/c3py01176c fatcat:sai5y4ndnbajhnccjyb7ebftfm