Maleic anhydride based copolymer dispersions for surface modification of polar substrates

I.D. Gunbas, M.E.L. Wouters, M.M.R.M. Hendrix, R.A.T.M. Benthem, van, C.E. Koning, B.A.J. Noordover

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In this article, we report the modification of poly(styrene-alt-maleic anhydride) (PSMA) with monofunctional amine-terminated poly(dimethyl siloxane) (PDMS–NH2) by thermal imidization, followed by the preparation and characterization of a surfactant-free artificial latex thereof and application of this latex onto cotton fabric. The imidization reaction was monitored by NMR and attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared (ATR–FTIR) spectroscopy. 1,2-Cyclohexyldicarboxylic anhydride was chosen as a model compound for the PSMA copolymer; this allowed a more detailed characterization by NMR and ATR–FTIR spectroscopy. After the PSMA/PDMS–NH2 imidization reached completion, a fraction of the anhydrides were ammonolyzed. In this way, a self-emulsifying latex with an average particle diameter of approximately 145 nm and a ¿ potential of -56 mV was obtained. It was found that the PDMS-modified PSMA latex in which 30 mol% of the initial amount of anhydride groups were previously imidized by using PDMS-NH2 and a fraction of the anhydrides were ammonolyzed with 0.3 eq. of NH3 (PSMA30) was stable in the pH range 4–10. The water contact angle values of the latex-coated cotton textile fabric indicated a hydrophobized surface, with a static contact angle of 135.7°± 1.2°. The washing studies with a standard soap solution of the cotton samples with or without crosslinker showed that the crosslinked PSMA30 offered a good coating durability to the cotton. This waterborne resin based on surfactant-free latices displayed promising properties for coating applications and seemed to be very suitable for the hydrophobization of polar surfaces
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1745-1757
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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