Plasmas and Polymers

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 91–112

Selective grafting of amine groups on polyethylene by means of NH3−H2 RF glow discharges

  • Pietro Favia
  • Marco Vito Stendardo
  • Riccardo d'Agostino
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF02532821

Cite this article as:
Favia, P., Stendardo, M.V. & d'Agostino, R. Plasma Pol (1996) 1: 91. doi:10.1007/BF02532821

Abstract

Plasma treatments in Radio Frequency Glow Discharges fed with NH3−H2 mixtures have been performed for modifying polyethylene surfaces. Treatment kinetics and the role of species present in the glow have been investigated. Actinometric Optical Emission Spectroscopy has been utilized as a plasma diagnostic technique. Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis has been utilized for studying surface composition of treated substrates, which have been examined both astreated and after derivatization of amine-functionalities with 4-trifluoromethylbenzaldehyde vapors. It has been found that experimental plasma parameters and plasma density of active species can be controlled to achieve selective grafting of-NH2 among all other nitrogen-containing groups.

Key Words

Plasma treatmentsActinometric Optical Emission Spectroscopy, (AOES)Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis, (ESCA)grafting kinetics

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pietro Favia
    • 1
  • Marco Vito Stendardo
    • 1
  • Riccardo d'Agostino
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Bari, Centro di Studio per la Chimica dei PlasmiCNRBariItaly