Effect of side chain length on the molecular aggregation states and surface properties of poly(fluoroalkyl acrylate)s [PFA-C y, where y is fluoromethylene number in R f group] thin films were systematically investigated. Spin-coated PFA-C y thin films were characterized by static and dynamic contact angle measurements, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), differential scanning calorimetry and wide-angle X-ray diffraction. The receding contact angles showed small values for PFA-C y with short side chain (y≤6) and increased above y≥8. It has been revealed that fluoroalkyl side chain of PFA-C y with y≥8 was crystallized and formed ordered structures. These results suggest that water repellent mechanism of PFA-C y can be attributed to the presence of highly ordered fluoroalkyl side chains at the outermost surfaces. The results of XPS in the dry and hydrated states and contact angle measurement in water support the mechanism of lowering contact angle for water by exposure of carbonyl group to the water interface through reorientation of short fluoroalkyl chains.
|ホスト出版物のタイトル||54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Polymer Preprints, Japan|
|出版ステータス||出版済み - 2005|
|イベント||54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, 日本|
継続期間: 5 25 2005 → 5 27 2005
|その他||54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005|
|Period||5/25/05 → 5/27/05|
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