Polymer Brushes on Hexagonal Boron Nitride

Wenbo Sheng, Ihsan Amin, Christof Neumann, Renhao Dong, Tao Zhang, Erik Wegener, Wei Liang Chen, Paul Förster, Hai Quang Tran, Markus Löffler, Andreas Winter, Raul D. Rodriguez, Ehrenfried Zschech, Christopher K. Ober, Xinliang Feng, Andrey Turchanin, Rainer Jordan

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Direct covalent functionalization of large-area single-layer hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) with various polymer brushes under mild conditions is presented. The photopolymerization of vinyl monomers results in the formation of thick and homogeneous (micropatterned, gradient) polymer brushes covalently bound to hBN. The brush layer mechanically and chemically stabilizes the material and allows facile handling as well as long-term use in water splitting hydrogen evolution reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1805228
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • 2D materials
  • hexagonal boron nitride
  • hydrogen evolution
  • patterning
  • polymer brushes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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