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Site-Selective Surface Modification Using Enzymatic Soft Lithography

Abstract : Surface modification with functional polymers or molecules offers great promise for the development of smart materials and applications. Here, we describe a versatile and easy-to-use method of site-selective surface modification based on the ease of microcontact printing and the exquisite selectivity of enzymatic degradation. A micropatterned poly-L-lysine (PLL) layer on solid substrates was prepared by enzymatic degradation using trypsin enzyme immobilized on a prestructured poly(dimethlylsiloxane) (PDMS) stamp. After the enzymatic degradation of PLL and the removal of the degradation products, very well defined patterning was revealed over a large scale by fluorescence microscopy and atomic force microscopy (AFM). We investigate the advantage of our method by comparison with traditional microcontact printing and found that lateral diffusion was reduced, yielding a more accurate reproduction of the master. We also demonstrate that the stamp can be reused without reinking. The patterned surface was used for site-selective modification. The strategy was applied to two applications: the first is dedicated to the creation of amino-silane patterned surfaces, and the second illustrates the possibility of patterning polyelectrolyte multilayered thin films.
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Aurélie Guyomard-Lack, N. Delorme, Céline Moreau, Jean-François Bardeau, Bernard Cathala. Site-Selective Surface Modification Using Enzymatic Soft Lithography. Langmuir, 2011, 27 (12), pp.7629-7634. ⟨10.1021/la2007843⟩. ⟨hal-02354145⟩



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