Study of the antifouling polymer sheet which used biomimetics technique

Atsushi Sekiguchi, Yoko Matsumoto, Hiroko Minami, Tomoki Nishino, Hiroshi Tanigawa, Kazuki Tokumaru, Fujio Tsumori

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It has long been known that snail shells have an excellent anti-fouling function, as it is said that there are no dirty snails. The snails encountered during the baiu rainy season in Japan always have clean, shining shells. These shells are known to have convex-concave nanoscale structures on their surface (roughness on the order of approximately 200 nm) that promote the formation of a film of water on the shell surface, creating an ultra-hydrophilic nanoscale structure that repels oils and stains. Creating such an ultra-hydrophilic nanoscale structure on a polymer surface should allow us to produce an antifouling polymer sheet. Additionally, producing a tube from a polymer film with this nanoscale structure should make it possible to create a tube with high antifouling properties. The field of technologies based on imitating properties and structures observed in living organisms in nature is called biomimetics. This paper reports on the development of antifouling sheets and tubes with antifouling functions fabricated using the above technologies. The first step was creating a mold with an artificial snail shell structure using ZrO 2 nanoparticles, whose patterns were then transferred to polymer with nanoimprint technology. These antifouling sheets and tubes are expected to see wide use for medical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

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Biomimetics
Polymers
Medical applications
Fouling
Polymer films
Oils
Coloring Agents
Surface roughness
Nanoparticles
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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Study of the antifouling polymer sheet which used biomimetics technique. / Sekiguchi, Atsushi; Matsumoto, Yoko; Minami, Hiroko; Nishino, Tomoki; Tanigawa, Hiroshi; Tokumaru, Kazuki; Tsumori, Fujio.

In: Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, Vol. 31, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 121-128.

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Sekiguchi, A, Matsumoto, Y, Minami, H, Nishino, T, Tanigawa, H, Tokumaru, K & Tsumori, F 2018, 'Study of the antifouling polymer sheet which used biomimetics technique', Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 121-128. https://doi.org/10.2494/photopolymer.31.101
Sekiguchi A, Matsumoto Y, Minami H, Nishino T, Tanigawa H, Tokumaru K et al. Study of the antifouling polymer sheet which used biomimetics technique. Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology. 2018 Jan 1;31(1):121-128. https://doi.org/10.2494/photopolymer.31.101
Sekiguchi, Atsushi ; Matsumoto, Yoko ; Minami, Hiroko ; Nishino, Tomoki ; Tanigawa, Hiroshi ; Tokumaru, Kazuki ; Tsumori, Fujio. / Study of the antifouling polymer sheet which used biomimetics technique. In: Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology. 2018 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 121-128.
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