Electroless Deposition of Nickel on Photografted Polymeric Microscale Patterns
Macromolecular Rapid Communications
This report demonstrates the electroless deposition of Ni onto micropatterns of poly (acrylic acid) (PAA) photografted to phthalimide‐terminated self‐assembled monolayers (SAMs). PAA is spin‐coated onto phthalimide SAMs and covered with a photomask. UV irradiation selectively binds PAA to exposed regions of the surface, allowing PAA on unexposed regions to be rinsed off. A Pd catalyst is then selectively adsorbed to regions of the surface where PAA is bound. The adsorbed catalyst selectively initiates Ni plating upon immersion of the substrate into a Ni(SO4) bath.
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Carroll, Gregory T.; Lancaster, Jeffrey R.; Turro, Nicholas J.; Koberstein, Jeffrey T.; and Mammana, Angela, "Electroless Deposition of Nickel on Photografted Polymeric Microscale Patterns" (2017). Chemistry Faculty Publications. 85.