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Superhydrophobic Coating of Elastomer on Different Substrates Using a Liquid Template to Construct a Biocompatible and Antibacterial Surface
Journal of materials Chemistry B
  • Wei Ye
  • Qiang Shi
  • Jianwen Hou
  • Jing Jin
  • Qunfu Fan
  • Shing-Chung Josh Wong, University of Akron Main Campus
  • Xiaodong Xu
  • Jinghua Yin
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-27-2014
Abstract
The construction of biocompatible and antibacterial surfaces is becoming increasingly important. However, most of the existing techniques require multi-step procedures, stringent conditions and specific substrates. We present here a facile method to create a biocompatible and antibacterial surface on virtually any substrate under ambient conditions. The strategy is based on casting a highly adherent elastomer, styrene-b-(ethylene-co-butylene)-b-styrene, from a solvent mixture of xylene and decanol, in which decanol acts as both a polymer precipitator to induce phase separation and a liquid template to stabilize the superhydrophobic structure. The stable and durable superhydrophobic surface shows good biocompatibility and antibacterial properties.
Citation Information
Wei Ye, Qiang Shi, Jianwen Hou, Jing Jin, et al.. "Superhydrophobic Coating of Elastomer on Different Substrates Using a Liquid Template to Construct a Biocompatible and Antibacterial Surface" Journal of materials Chemistry B Vol. 2 Iss. 41 (2014) p. 7186 - 7191
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shing-chung_wong/66/