Self-healing fluoropolymer brushes as highly polymer-repellent coatings

Zhanhua Wang, Han Zuilhof*

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The fouling of surfaces by organic polymers can be strongly reduced by applying a 75 nm covalently bound fluorinated polymer brush onto the surface. This strong reduction can be repaired, even more than 10 times, after the polymer brush has been damaged (e.g. by a strong base) using the self-repairing character of these brushes via molecular reorganization at the surface-air interface at slightly elevated temperatures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2408-2412
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry. A, Materials for energy and sustainability
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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