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Polymers 2018, 10(1), 37;

Solubility, Emulsification and Surface Properties of Maleic Anhydride, Perfluorooctyl and Alkyl Meth-Acrylate Terpolymers

DWI Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Forckenbeckstraße 50, D-52056 Aachen, Germany
Universität Osnabrück, Institut für Chemie, OMC, Barbarastraße 7, D-49076 Osnabrück, Germany
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Received: 26 November 2017 / Revised: 23 December 2017 / Accepted: 26 December 2017 / Published: 30 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Fluorinated Polymers)
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The solubility of terpolymers containing alkyl, and perfluoroalkyl side chains as well as succinic acid moieties in the main chain, P[RFMA0.2-co-RHMA0.65-co-MAH0.15] (RH = C4H9- or C12H25-, RF- = C10H4F19-) with ca. 20 mol % fluorinated side chains and 10–22 mol % of succinic anhydride rings was tested in a number of solvents varying from water to non polar mineral oils. The polymers are well soluble in fluorinated solvents like Freon-113® and 1,3-bis(trifluoromethyl) benzene, in semi-polar solvents like chloroform, THF or lower esters and also in hydrocarbons with polymers containing dodecyl methacrylate. In self-emulsification experiments, a stable water emulsion of P[F8H2MA0.2-co-BMA0.65-co-MAH0.15] was obtained. The dispersability and emulsification of these polymers in mixtures of organic solvents and water yielded stable emulsions in the presence of additional surfactant. Thin films coated from organic solutions as well as from emulsions on glass resulted in water and oil-repelling surfaces with contact angles up to 140° against water and 71° against hexadecane. An enhancing effect of annealing was not observed. View Full-Text
Keywords: perfluorinated polymers; self-emulsification; solubility; film formation; contact angle perfluorinated polymers; self-emulsification; solubility; film formation; contact angle

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Szkudlarek, M.; Beginn, U.; Keul, H.; Möller, M. Solubility, Emulsification and Surface Properties of Maleic Anhydride, Perfluorooctyl and Alkyl Meth-Acrylate Terpolymers. Polymers 2018, 10, 37.

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