Higher Water Repellency Caused by a Reduced Employment of Low Surface Energy Structures
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Fluorine-containing random copolymers based on methyl methacrylate (MMA) and 1<I>H</I>,1<I>H</I>,2<I>H</I>,2<I>H</I>-perfluoroalkyl acrylate (FAEA) have been prepared by solution polymerization. Super-hydrophobic surface was attained by casting the polymer solution from a fluorine-containing solvent at a constant temperature. The contact angles of water drops on the prepared surface were measured. SEM was adopted to detect the fine structures of the prepared polymeric surface. The mechanism of forming these films was studied.
- Chemistry Letters
Chemistry Letters 37(4), 464-465, 2008-04-05
The Chemical Society of Japan