PDMS-based self-replenishing coatings

Y. Zhang, F. Karasu, C. Rocco, L.G.J. van der Ven, R.A.T.M. van Benthem, X. Allonas, C. Croutxé-Barghorn, A.C.C. Esteves, G. de With

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Abstract

For the first time, we report the use of PDMS low surface energy blocks to build self-replenishing hydrophobic coatings. As the use of 8-fluorinated-carbon (Teflon-like) end groups (Rf8) has been perceived as a serious concern in industry due to its potential harm for health and environment, alternatives are sought. Poly(dimethyl siloxanes) (PDMS) have become an attractive eco-friendly alternative as low surface energy building blocks for self-replenishing surfaces with low environmental impact. Hence, new coating systems with PDMS-based chain ends were investigated. Following the design criteria for self-replenishing coatings, several important aspects have been characterized, such as network flexibility, dangling chains surface segregation and surface reorganization ability. After demonstrating that all the design criteria have been met, the self-replenishing behavior after intentional damage was examined via characterizations with water contact angle and XPS measurements. Based on the results, we conclude that the chemical composition at the damaged surfaces was recovered with a clear PDMS enrichment, but that the hydrophobicity recovery is dependent on the environmental temperature. This extraordinary temperature dependence seems to be due to the hindrance on full reorientation of the dangling chains by the PCL spacer crystals formed at the air interface. The effect of PDMS block molecular mass Mw and PCL spacer length are discussed in terms of surface segregation, reorganization and self-replenishing behavior.

LanguageEnglish
Pages249-262
Number of pages14
JournalPolymer
Volume107
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Dec 2016

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Siloxanes
Surface segregation
Interfacial energy
Coatings
Molecular mass
Hydrophobicity
Polytetrafluoroethylenes
Contact angle
Environmental impact
X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Health
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Recovery
Temperature
Crystals
Carbon
Air
Chemical analysis
Water
Industry

Keywords

  • Dangling chains
  • Hydrophobic
  • PDMS chain ends
  • Polyurethane networks
  • Self-replenishing

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Zhang, Y. ; Karasu, F. ; Rocco, C. ; van der Ven, L.G.J. ; van Benthem, R.A.T.M. ; Allonas, X. ; Croutxé-Barghorn, C. ; Esteves, A.C.C. ; de With, G./ PDMS-based self-replenishing coatings. In: Polymer. 2016 ; Vol. 107. pp. 249-262
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Zhang Y, Karasu F, Rocco C, van der Ven LGJ, van Benthem RATM, Allonas X et al. PDMS-based self-replenishing coatings. Polymer. 2016 Dec 19;107:249-262. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2016.11.026