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

E. Barbu, R.A. Pullin, P. Graham, P.J. Eaton, R.J. Ewen, John Smart, T.G. Nevell, J. Tsibouklis

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1727-1734
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

Keywords

  • Surface energy
  • Force of adhesion
  • Poly(di-1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluoroalkylitaconate)s

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