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Molecules 2016, 21(3), 358; doi:10.3390/molecules21030358

Synthesis of Fluorinated Polymers and Evaluation of Wettability

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Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505, Japan
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Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Sakura-ku, Saitama 338-8570, Japan
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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee
Received: 4 February 2016 / Revised: 1 March 2016 / Accepted: 8 March 2016 / Published: 17 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Molecular Diversity)
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Abstract

Two kinds of fluorinated polymers were synthesized: an acrylate polymer having a fluorinated triethylene glycol as a pendant group (2a) and a fluoroalkyl acrylate polymer (2b). The contact angle of these fluorinated polymers against water, non-fluorinated alcohols and fluorinated alcohols were evaluated. As compared with the fluoroalkyl polymer (2b), fluoroethylene glycol polymer (2a) showed smaller contact angle against water and non-fluorinated alcohols. This supports the proposition that changing the alkyl chain into the ethylene glycol-type chain gave some interaction between etheric oxygen and water or non-fluorinated alcohols. In addition, fluoroalkyl acrylate polymer (2b) showed remarkably low values of critical surface tension. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluorous; fluorinated polymers; wettability; contact angle; critical surface tension fluorous; fluorinated polymers; wettability; contact angle; critical surface tension
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Kimura, T.; Kasuya, M.C.; Hatanaka, K.; Matsuoka, K. Synthesis of Fluorinated Polymers and Evaluation of Wettability. Molecules 2016, 21, 358.

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