Jump to main content
Jump to site search

Issue 14, 2010
Previous Article Next Article

Role of surface chemistry and topology of chemoselectively tailored embossed films on shear adhesion

Author affiliations

Abstract

Surface topology has been shown to play a crucial role in the adhesive ability of gecko-inspired, embossed films. Herein, we report the use of Pattern Replication In Non-wetting Templates (PRINT) to design micro- and nano-embossed films in order to explore the relationship between surface chemistry, feature size, feature geometry, and shear adhesion. Ketone-containing elastomers were synthesized from various amounts of poly(ethylene glycol) diacrylate, 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, and 2-(methacryloyloxy)ethyl acetoacetate. Due to the presence of the ketone, elastomer functionalization was demonstrated with various oxyamine-, hydrazine-, and hydrazide-terminated ligands. Films were also shown to be non-cytotoxic for future applications in biomedically related fields. This system may allow for the design of flexible adhesives that can be selectively tailored for a range of applications.

Graphical abstract: Role of surface chemistry and topology of chemoselectively tailored embossed films on shear adhesion

Back to tab navigation
Please wait while Download options loads

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 03 Sep 2009, accepted on 07 Jan 2010 and first published on 11 Feb 2010


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/B918084B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 2813-2819
  •   Request permissions

    Role of surface chemistry and topology of chemoselectively tailored embossed films on shear adhesion

    D. G. Barrett, S. E. A. Gratton, D. K. Hoover and M. N. Yousaf, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 2813
    DOI: 10.1039/B918084B

Search articles by author