Investigation of intricate, amphiphilic crosslinked hyperbranched fluoropolymers as anti‐icing coatings for extreme environments Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. An array of films composed of a third-generation hyperbranched fluoropolymer crosslinked with poly(ethylene glycol) is generated and tested as an anti-icing coating. Through variation of the hydrophilic:hydrophobic component ratios and drop-casting solvent, significant reductions in the water melting transition temperatures (-5 and -27 C for free and bound water, respectively) are achieved. The novel application of this system displays the expansion and diversity of a well-established coating that demonstrates unique water confinement and sequestration behaviors with the ability to reorganize at the surface.

altmetric score

  • 0.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Zigmond, J. S., Pollack, K. A., Smedley, S., Raymond, J. E., Link, L. A., Pavía‐Sanders, A., Hickner, M. A., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 22

publication date

  • September 2015