Sulfobetaine-based polymer brushes in marine environment : is there an effect of the polymerizable group on the antifouling performance?

Sulfobetaine-based polymer brushes in marine environment : is there an effect of the polymerizable group on the antifouling performance?
Title:
Sulfobetaine-based polymer brushes in marine environment : is there an effect of the polymerizable group on the antifouling performance?
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Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
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Publication Date:
22 May 2014
Citation:
Quintana, R.; Jańczewski, D.; Vasantha, V. A.; Jana, S.; Lee, S. S. C.; Parra-Velandia, F. J.; Guo, S. F.; Parthiban, A.; Teo, S. L.-M.; Vancso, G. J., Sulfobetaine-based polymer brushes in marine environment : is there an effect of the polymerizable group on the antifouling performance?. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2014, 120, p 118-124.
Abstract:
Three different zwitterionic polymer brush coatings for marine biofouling control were prepared by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) of sulfobetaine-based monomers including methacrylamide (SBMAm), vinylbenzene (SBVB) and vinylimidazolium (SBVI). None of these brush systems have been assessed regarding marine antifouling performance. Antifouling tests performed indicate that surfaces featuring these three brush systems substantially reduce the adhesion of the marine microalgae, Amphora coffeaeformis, and the settlement of cyprid larvae of the barnacle, Amphibalanus amphitrite, in a similar way, displaying comparable performance. Thus, it appears that the chemical structure of the polymerizable group has no substantial influence on marine antifouling performance.
License type:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Funding Info:
This work was funded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) under the Innovative Marine Antifouling Solutions (IMAS) program.
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ISSN:
0927-7765
1873-4367
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