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On the interfacial chemistry of aryl diazonium compounds in polymer science

Zakaria Salmi, Sarra Gam-Derouich, Samia Mahouche-Chergui, Mireille Turmine, and Mohamed M. Chehimi

ITODYS, UMR CNRS 7086, University of Paris Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 15 rue J-A de Baïf, 75205 Paris Cedex 13, France



Abstract: This review emphasises the role of aryl diazonium compounds as a new class of coupling agents for grafting polymer thin layers onto carbon, diamond, metals, metal oxides, alloys, semi-conductors, ceramics, and polymers. Physical and chemical methods are first reported for anchoring aryl layers to the surfaces, then the review concentrates on the modification of the above substrates by thin polymer films via a range of the “grafting from” and “grafting onto” strategies. Some applications are described which highlight the important role that diazonium salts will continue to play in the near future in the polymer and surface sciences.

Keywords: diazonium salts – aryl layers – coupling agents – polymer grafting – ultrathin coatings – adhesion – applications

Full paper is available at

DOI: 10.2478/s11696-012-0135-5


Chemical Papers 66 (5) 369–391 (2012)

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