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Investigators at Chinese Academy of Sciences Describe Findings in Photocatalytics (Spatial Control over Brush Growth through Sunlight-Induced Atom...

August 29, 2014



Investigators at Chinese Academy of Sciences Describe Findings in Photocatalytics (Spatial Control over Brush Growth through Sunlight-Induced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Using Dye-Sensitized TiO2 as a Photocatalyst)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Fresh data on Photocatalytics are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Simulated-sunlight induced atom transfer radical polymerization is used for spatial control over polymer brush growth by in situ photo-generation of the Cu-I/L activator complex from its higher oxidation state Cu-II/L deactivator complex using dye sensitized titanium dioxide nano-particles."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, "The polymerization is well controlled under sunlight irradiation. Another attractive feature of this method is the possibility of creating various patterned surfaces of brushes using photomasks."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "When a nanoporous alumina oxide membrane is used as the template for confinement diffusion of photogenerated Cu-I/L catalyst, patterns with sub-50 nm resolution are obtained."

For more information on this research see: Spatial Control over Brush Growth through Sunlight-Induced Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Using Dye-Sensitized TiO2 as a Photocatalyst. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2014;35(14):1287-1292. Macromolecular Rapid Communications can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Macromolecular Rapid Communications - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1521-3927)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from B. Li, Univ Chinese Academy Sci, Beijing 100049, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include B. Yu and F. Zhou (see also Photocatalytics).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Beijing, Photocatalyst, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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