ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
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 www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 66 (5) 369–391 (2012)