Dynamic Anti-Icing Coatings: Complex, Amphiphilic Hyperbranched Fluoropolymer Poly(ethylene glycol) Cross-Linked Networks with an Integrated Liquid Crystalline Comonomer Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 American Chemical Society. Amphiphilic hyperbranched fluoropolymer coatings incorporating liquid crystalline moieties and poly(ethylene glycol) cross-linkers were found to demonstrate noteworthy anti-icing properties. A series of amphiphilic networks was synthesized through variation of the polymer molecular weights and hydrophilic/hydrophobic component ratios. These innovative materials show a remarkable reduction in the free water melting transition (Tm) temperature (10 C), measured by differential scanning calorimetry, and an increase in water contact angle for dry and water-swollen systems. The addition of this ordered parameter generated a unique coating topography, which can be visualized via polarized optical microscopy and 3D optical microscopy, while maintaining an overall macroscopic homogeneity.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Zigmond, J. S., Pavia-Sanders, A., Russell, J. D., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 10

complete list of authors

  • Zigmond, Jennifer S||PavĂ­a-Sanders, Adriana||Russell, Joel D||Wooley, Karen L

publication date

  • July 2016