Poly(di-1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluoroalkylitaconate) films: surface organisation phenomena, surface energy determinations and force of adhesion measurements

Barbu, E., Pullin, R.A., Graham, P., Eaton, P.J., Ewen, R.J., Smart, J.D., Nevell, T.G. and Tsibouklis, J. (2002) Poly(di-1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluoroalkylitaconate) films: surface organisation phenomena, surface energy determinations and force of adhesion measurements Polymer, 43 (6). pp. 1727-1734. ISSN 0032-3861

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Abstract

The significance of the Liftshitz/van der Waals, Lewis-acid, and Lewis-base contributors to the total surface energy of an homologous series of poly(di-1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluoroalkylitaconate)s is discussed in terms of the molecular design features and surface organisation phenomena characterising these, comb-like, polymers. Comparison of the characteristics specific to films prepared from this class of materials with those of the previously-studied homologous series of poly(perfluoroalkylacrylate)s, poly(perfluoroalkylmethacrylate)s and poly(methylpropenoxyalkyl siloxane)s suggests that, of the molecular design requirements for low-surface-energy polymers, an increase in the packing density of pendent side-chains has little effect on the contributors to surface energy but an adverse effect on the roughness of the film.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surface energy; Force of adhesion; Poly(di-1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluoroalkylitaconate)s
Subjects: C000 Biological and Biomedical Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00777-7
Faculties: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Depositing User: editor spbs
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2013 11:18
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/959

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