|Title||Self-healing fluoropolymer brushes as highly polymer-repellent coatings|
|Author(s)||Wang, Zhanhua; Zuilhof, Han|
|Source||Journal of Materials Chemistry. A, Materials for energy and sustainability 4 (2016)7. - ISSN 2050-7488 - p. 2408 - 2412.|
Laboratory for Organic Chemistry
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
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.