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Amine end-functionalized poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) as promising coating material for antifouling applications

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Abstract

The antifouling behavior of different poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) (PEtOx) coatings was investigated under “real live” conditions. Amine end-functionalized PEtOx of different molar masses have been prepared using a new and straightforward, two step synthesis method. Subsequently, the PEtOx were attached to glass surfaces via a tetraether lipid and a common silane, respectively. The polymers and coatings were characterized using techniques such as 1H NMR spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF-MS as well as XPS and contact angle measurements. In a next step, the coatings were exposed to the simultaneous attack of five different bacteria in synthetic river water. A clear reduction of the biofilm formation was observed. In addition, the stability of the coatings against thermal, mechanical, and chemical stress was studied.

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Submitted
05 Feb 2014
Accepted
27 May 2014
First published
05 Jun 2014

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014,2, 4883-4893
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Amine end-functionalized poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) as promising coating material for antifouling applications

L. Tauhardt, M. Frant, D. Pretzel, M. Hartlieb, C. Bücher, G. Hildebrand, B. Schröter, C. Weber, K. Kempe, M. Gottschaldt, K. Liefeith and U. S. Schubert, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2014, 2, 4883
DOI: 10.1039/C4TB00193A

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