Functional Reactive Polymer Electrospun Matrix

Vipul Agarwal, Dominic Ho, Diwei Ho, Yuriy Galabura, Faizah Yasin, Peijun Gong, Weike Ye, Ruhani Singh, Alaa Munshi, Martin Saunders, Robert C. Woodward, Timothy St. Pierre, Fiona M. Wood, Mark Fear, Dirk Lorenser, David D. Sampson, Bogdan Zdyrko, Igor Luzinov, Nicole M. Smith, Killugudi Swaminatha Iyer

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Synthetic multifunctional electrospun composites are a new class of hybrid materials with many potential applications. However, the lack of an efficient, reactive large-area substrate has been one of the major limitations in the development of these materials as advanced functional platforms. Herein, we demonstrate the utility of electrospun poly(glycidyl methacrylate) films as a highly versatile platform for the development of functional nanostructured materials anchored to a surface. The utility of this platform as a reactive substrate is demonstrated by grafting poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) to incorporate stimuli-responsive properties. Additionally, we demonstrate that functional nanocomposites can be fabricated using this platform with properties for sensing, fluorescence imaging, and magneto-responsiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4934-4939
Number of pages6
JournalACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2016


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