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Title: Fluorogel elastomers with tunable transparency, elasticity, shape-memory, and antifouling properties

In this study, omniphobic fluorogel elastomers were prepared by photocuring perfluorinated acrylates and a perfluoropolyether crosslinker. By tuning either the chemical composition or the temperature that control the crystallinity of the resulting polymer chains, a broad range of optical and mechanical properties of the fluorogel can be achieved. After infusing with fluorinated lubricants, the fluorogels showed excellent resistance to wetting by various liquids and anti-biofouling behavior, while maintaining cytocompatiblity.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159326
Report Number(s):
DOE-HARVARD--AR0000326-6
Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Grant/Contract Number:
AR0000326
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 17; Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851
Publisher:
Wiley
Research Org:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE antifouling; omniphobic surface; polymer gel; shape memory; surface chemistry