Molecular Structure of Hydrophobic Alkyl Side Chains at Comb Polymer-Air Interface

@inproceedings{GautamMolecularSO,
  title={Molecular Structure of Hydrophobic Alkyl Side Chains at Comb Polymer-Air Interface},
  author={Keshav S. Gautam and Ali Dhinojwala}
}
Introduction. Polymers with long side chains (comb polymers) provide unique opportunities to tailor surface properties of polymer films for applications in the areas of adhesion, friction, membrane transport, and biocompatibility.1-8 In particular, polymers containing long alkyl or fluorinated alkyl side chains have been used to generate hydrophobic surfaces with surface energies that are comparable to those created by well-ordered self-assembled monolayers (SAM).1-2,9-10 Comb copolymers with… CONTINUE READING