Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2011.05.008
Title: Superhydrophobic fluoropolymer-modified copper surface via surface graft polymerisation for corrosion protection
Authors: Yuan, S.
Pehkonen, S.O.
Liang, B.
Ting, Y.P. 
Neoh, K.G. 
Kang, E.T. 
Keywords: A. Copper
A. Polymer
B. XPS
C. Polymer Coatings
C. Superhydrophobicity
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Citation: Yuan, S., Pehkonen, S.O., Liang, B., Ting, Y.P., Neoh, K.G., Kang, E.T. (2011-09). Superhydrophobic fluoropolymer-modified copper surface via surface graft polymerisation for corrosion protection. Corrosion Science 53 (9) : 2738-2747. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2011.05.008
Abstract: With the objective of developing materials with repellent surfaces by combining both low surface energy and rough structure, superhydrophobic fluoropolymer films were prepared via surface graft polymerisation from copper substrates. A vinyl-terminated trimethoxysilane was firstly immobilised on the etched-copper surface to introduce active carbon-carbon double bonds. Subsequent graft polymerisation of 2,2,3,4,4,4-hexafluorobutyl acrylate (HFBA), in the presence of a polymerisation initiator 4,4′-azobis-(4-cyanpentanoic acid), yielded the fluoropolymer films on the copper substrates. The resultant P(HFBA)-grafted surfaces not only exhibited desired superhydrophobic property with water contact angle above 150°, but substantially improved the corrosion resistance of copper substrates. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Corrosion Science
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/64630
ISSN: 0010938X
DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2011.05.008
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