Amphiphilic Fluorinated Polymer Nanoparticle Film Formation and Dissolved Oxygen Sensing Application

Yu Gao, Huie Zhu, Shunsuke Yamamoto, Tokuji Miyashita, Masaya Mitsuishi

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    Fluorinated polymer nanoparticle films were prepared by dissolving amphiphilic fluorinated polymer, poly (N-1H, 1H-pentadecafluorooctylmethacrylamide) (pC7F15MAA) in two miscible solvents (AK-225 and acetic acid). A superhydrophobic and porous film was obtained by dropcasting the solution on substrates. With higher ratios of AK-225 to acetic acid, pC7F15MAA was densified around acetic acid droplets, leading to the formation of pC7F15MAA nanoparticles. The condition of the nanoparticle film preparation was investigated by varying the mixing ratio or total concentration. A highly sensitive dissolved oxygen sensor system was successfully prepared utilizing a smart surface of superhydrophobic and porous pC7F15MAA nanoparticle film. The sensitivity showed I0/I40 = 126 in the range of dissolved oxygen concentration of 0 ∼ 40 mg L-1. The oxygen sensitivity was compared with that of previous reports.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012009
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Apr 19
    EventIndia-Japan Expert Group Meeting on Biomolecular Electronics and Organic Nanotechnology for Environment Preservation, IJEGMBE 2015 - Fukuoka, Japan
    Duration: 2015 Dec 232015 Dec 26

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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