Title: Strongly attached ultrathin polymer layers on metal surfaces obtained by activation of Si-H bonds
Authors : Hirayama, Martina
Caseri, Walter
Suter, Ulrich
Published in : Applied Surface Science
Volume(Issue) : 143
Issue : 1-4
Pages : 256
Pages to: 264
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Amsterdam
Issue Date: Apr-1999
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Hydrophobization; Coating; Polymer; Siloxane
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemistry
Abstract: Several poly(siloxane)s and a poly(silazane) were bound to aluminium, titanium, chromium, iron, and copper surfaces by activation of Si-H bonds with cis-[PtCl2(PhCH=CH2)2] in toluene solution at room temperature. Under these conditions, the polymers do not adsorb in absence of the platinum compound. The ultrathin layers were studied with IR spectroscopy at grazing incidence reflection, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), contact angle measurements and ellipsometry. The poly(silazane) slowly decomposes, probably yielding poly(siloxane)s as the main products. The layer thicknesses (2-8 nm, depending on the system) are in the range of polymer monolayers forming loops and tails. The wetting properties of the modified metal substrates are determined completely by the polymers, indicating that the metals are covered with polymer completely or at least to a high extent. Very hydrophobic layers (advancing contact angles of water 110-115°) were observed with Si-H-terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane). These contact angles belong to the highest values observed to date for polymers.
Departement: School of Engineering
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/S0169-4332(98)00904-0
ISSN: 0169-4332
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/3028
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