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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