Binary oppositely charged polyelectrolyte brushes for highly selective electroless deposition of bimetallic patterns

Zhilu Liu, Haiyuan Hu, Bo Yu, Miao Chen, Zijian Zheng, Feng Zhou

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Binary polymer brushes consisting of two oppositely charged polyelectrolytes are grafted on one substrate via two-step surface-initiated atomic transfer radical polymerization from contact printed initiator monolayer. The polymeric structures provide robust and effective platforms for highly selective loadings of catalytic-active ionic moieties with opposite charges [PdCl42- and Pd(NH3)42+] that can be used for electroless deposition (ELD) of metals in the subsequent steps. Binary metallic Cu/Ni patterns can thus be built up with high site-selectivity when the deposition was carried out in the order of Cu and Ni.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)492-495
Number of pages4
JournalElectrochemistry Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Binary
  • Electroless deposition
  • Metal
  • Pattern
  • Polyelectrolyte
  • Polymer brushes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrochemistry

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