Investigation of intricate, amphiphilic crosslinked hyperbranched fluoropolymers as anti-icing coatings for extreme environments

Jennifer S. Zigmond, Kevin A. Pollack, Sarah Smedley, Jeffery E. Raymond, Lauren A. Link, Adriana Pavía-Sanders, Michael A. Hickner, Karen L. Wooley

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Abstract

An array of films composed of a third-generation hyperbranched fluoropolymer crosslinked with poly(ethylene glycol) is generated and tested as an anti-icing coating. Through variation of the hydrophilic:hydrophobic component ratios and drop-casting solvent, significant reductions in the water melting transition temperatures (-5 and -27 C for free and bound water, respectively) are achieved. The novel application of this system displays the expansion and diversity of a well-established coating that demonstrates unique water confinement and sequestration behaviors with the ability to reorganize at the surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)238-244
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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