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    ABSTRACT: The construction and application of superoleophobic surfaces have aroused worldwide interest during the past few years. These surfaces are of great significance not only for fundamental research but also for various practical applications in self-cleaning, oil-repellent coatings, and antibioadhesion. The unique properties of polymers have made them one of the most important materials for constructing superoleophobic materials. This article reviews recent developments in the design, fabrication, and application of polymeric superoleophobic surfaces. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Polym Sci Part B: Polym Phys, 2012
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    ABSTRACT: In this work, the effect of wt.% of perfluoroalkyl content and also hydrocarbon chain length on oleopho-bic properties of perfluoroethyl alkyl methacrylate-methyl methacrylate (Zonyl-TM-MMA) copolymerswas investigated. The wetting performance of p(Zonyl-TM-ran-MMA) copolymer films by hydrocarbonliquids was found to be strongly depended on perfluoroalkyl chain lengths. Besides, increase in hydro-carbon chain length also caused an increase in contact angle results of p(Zonyl-TM-ran-MMA) copolymerfilms due to the stronger cohesion interactions of liquid molecules and this resulted in weaker adhesioninteractions between copolymer surface and hydrocarbon drop. It was also discovered that contact anglehysteresis, �cos �, values of copolymers depend on both wt.% Zonyl-TM content and also hydrocarbonchain length of liquids.
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    ABSTRACT: Superhydrophobic poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) textile surfaces with a self-cleaning property were fabricated by treating the microscale fibers with alkali followed by coating with polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). Scanning electron microscopy analysis showed that alkali treatment etched the PET and resulted in nanoscale pits on the fiber surfaces, making the textiles have hierarchical structures. Coating of PDMS on the etched fibers affected little the roughening structures while lowered the surface energy of the fibers, thus making the textiles show slippery superhydrophobicity with self-cleaning effect. Wettability tests showed that the superhydrophobic textiles were robust to acid/alkaline etching, UV irradiation, and long-time laundering. Importantly, the textiles maintained superhydrophobic even when the textiles are ruptured by severe abrasion. And colorful images could be imparted to the superhydrophobic textiles by a conventional transfer printing without affecting the superhydrophobicity.
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