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Electrodeposition of an electroactive polymer and subsequent polymerization of monomers is a novel route to anchor polymer chains to electrode surfaces.

A colloquium paper in EPJE reports the combination of the so-called “grafting through” approach and the formation of conjugated polymer networks. This tandem approach makes it possible to obtain films with double or multi-component polymer systems. Moreover it’s versatile as it enables deposition on any conducting surface.

These types of films are useful for distinct polymer multilayers made of electro-optically active conducting polymers and insulating vinylic and functional polymers that are chemically bound. Such films have potential applications in display devices, sensors, anti-corrosion coatings, controlled wetting surfaces, and anti-static materials.

To read the full paper ‘RAFT “grafting-through” approach to surface-anchored polymers: Electrodeposition of an electroactive methacrylate monomer’, C. D. Grande, M. C. Tria, M. J. Felipe, F. Zuluaga and R. Advincula, Eur. Phys. J. E (2011) 34, 15, click here.

G. Dissertori, J. Monroe, D. J. Schwarz, K. Skenderis and D. Zeppenfeld

We are grateful to the Editor, to the Referee for careful reading of the manuscript, for the interesting and useful remarks, which allow us to improve the text and clarify some of the results.

Evgenij Martynov (Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kiev, Ukraine) and Basarab Nicolescu (Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

ISSN: 1434-6052 (Electronic Edition)

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