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Title: Fluorogel Elastomers with Tunable Transparency, Elasticity, Shape-Memory, and Antifouling Properties**

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.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1433-7851; DOE-HARVARD-AR0000326-6
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Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Angewandte Chemie (International Edition); Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 17
Research Org:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
Contributing Orgs:
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Wyss Inst.
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; antifouling; omniphobic surface; polymer gel; shape memory; surface chemistry