Surface wettability of amphiphilic fluorinated polymer thin films

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

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    The surface wettability of amphiphilic fluorinated polymer poly(N-1H,1H-pentadecafluorooctylmethacrylamide), (pC7F15MAA) films was investigated. Nanostructured fluorinated polymer pC7F15MAA films were prepared using two bottom-up methods: Langmuir–Blodgett technique and dropcasting. The pC7F15MAA LB films show quite smooth surfaces as low as the surface roughness of 1.16 nm, and the surface has a water contact angle (WCA) of 118°, indicating that the surface is occupied by the CF3 groups. Dropcasting provides pC7F15MAA nanoparticle assemblies with the surface roughness of 230 nm and a WCA of 163°. Results imply that bottom-up approaches with amphiphilic fluorinated polymer are effective to construct nanostructures, thereby controlling the surface wettability.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2409-2415
    Number of pages7
    JournalPolymer Bulletin
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 1


    • Amphiphilic
    • Fluorinated polymer
    • Langmuir–Blodgett film
    • Superhydrophobic surface

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Materials Chemistry


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