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Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) copolymerization of fluoroalkyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (F-POSS) macromers

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Abstract

Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization techniques were used to copolymerize an F-POSS macromer with methyl methacrylate (MMA) to produce novel copolymers that possess excellent wetting-resistant behaviour and are the first examples of covalently bound F-POSS nanocomposites for improved surface robustness. These F-POSS/MMA copolymers have also been used to coat cotton fabrics, resulting in both superhydrophobic and oleophobic behaviour.

Graphical abstract: Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) copolymerization of fluoroalkyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (F-POSS) macromers

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The article was received on 04 Jan 2013, accepted on 13 Feb 2013 and first published on 25 Feb 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00018D
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 2230-2234
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    Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) copolymerization of fluoroalkyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (F-POSS) macromers

    S. M. Ramirez, Y. J. Diaz, C. M. Sahagun, M. W. Duff, O. B. Lawal, S. T. Iacono and J. M. Mabry, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2230
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00018D

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