Amphiphilic Co-network Based on the Cross-Linked Star Copolymers Designed for Efficient Antibiofouling Coating
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- star copolymers, amphiphilic conetworks, antibiofouling coating.
Synthesis of binary amphiphilic co-networks coatings composed of well-defined tri-arm star diblock copolymers cross-linked with polyhydrosiloxanes through hydrosilylation was performed to generate antifouling surfaces. The PMHS segments of the networks endow the coating with a low surface energy while the N-isopropylacrylamide (DMAAm) was added to weaken fouling adhesion. Antifouling characteristics were investigated by bovine serum albumin (BSA) adsorption studies; the coating displayed a 60% greater resistance to protein adsorption in comparison to the fouling of a control. The unique surface topography and chemical heterogeneity expressed at a variety of scales generate complex surfaces known to incorporate characteristics appropriate for antifouling applications. The nontoxicity in relevant environment demonstrated it appropriate for consideration in marine applications.
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TY - CONF AU - Haiye Wang AU - Dapeng Liu AU - Chengfeng Zhang AU - Chunju He PY - 2015/10 DA - 2015/10 TI - Amphiphilic Co-network Based on the Cross-Linked Star Copolymers Designed for Efficient Antibiofouling Coating BT - Proceedings of the 2015 2nd International Workshop on Materials Engineering and Computer Sciences PB - Atlantis Press SP - 589 EP - 592 SN - 2352-538X UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iwmecs-15.2015.116 DO - 10.2991/iwmecs-15.2015.116 ID - Wang2015/10 ER -