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Keywords:

  • polythiophene;
  • electropolymerization;
  • adhesion;
  • hydrophobic

Abstract

Electrochemical cyclic voltammetry (C-V) method was reported to prepare highly hydrophobic polythiophene (PTh) films with high adhesion force. Using this technique, the morphology and surface roughness of PTh film can be controlled by adjusting cycle number, monomer concentration, and applied voltage. After fluorination, the PTh film with hierarchical morphology showed high hydrophobicity as well as a strong adhesion force. This method provides a simple solution for the preparation of highly hydrophobic polymer film with high adhesion force. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Appl Polym Sci, 2011