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LED-cured self-replenishing hydrophobic coatings based on interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs)

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Abstract

LED-cured IPN-based coatings bearing hydrophobic functional groups have been developed in order to obtain hydrophobic self-replenishing surfaces with improved mechanical properties. Acrylate/epoxide combinations have been chosen to achieve two different Tgs: a lower one to provide sufficient mobility for self-replenishing behavior and a higher one for sufficient hardness. Detailed characterizations of the mechanical and morphological properties of the IPN coatings, in the absence and presence of covalently bonded fluorinated dangling chains, have been performed. Finally, the self-replenishing behavior of these networks with intrinsic hardness has been investigated. This new approach, which is based on IPN and LED technologies could offer self-replenishing functionality for industrial applications, namely in the automotive or aerospace industry.

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Submitted
10 Feb 2016
Accepted
27 Mar 2016
First published
29 Mar 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 33971-33982
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Paper

LED-cured self-replenishing hydrophobic coatings based on interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs)

F. Karasu, C. Rocco, Y. Zhang, C. Croutxé-Barghorn, X. Allonas, L. G. J. van der Ven, R. A. T. M. van Benthem, A. C. C. Esteves and G. de With, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 33971
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA03758E

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