Functionalization of Organic Surfaces
The present invention relates to functionalizing a surface of an organic material. For example, surfaces of materials having C-H bonds, such as polymers having C-H bonds, can be functionalized. In certain embodiments, a heterobifunctional molecule having a photoactive anchor, a spacer, and a terminal functional group is applied to the surface of an organic material that contains one or more C-H bonds. The heterobifunctional molecule can be bound to any surface having C-H bonds as the photoactive anchor can react with C-H bonds upon irradiation. The terminal functional group has a "click" functionality which can be utilized to functionalize the surface of the organic material with any desired functionalizing moiety having the orthogonal click functionality.
LANCASTER JEFFREY [US]; TURRO NICHOLAS J [US]; KOBERSTEIN JEFFREY T [US]
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