Electropolymerization of highly hydrophobic polythiophene films with high adhesion force

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  • Weili Yu,

    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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  • Tongjie Yao,

    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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  • Xiao Li,

    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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  • Tieqiang Wang,

    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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  • Hainan Gao,

    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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  • Junhu Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
    • State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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  • Bai Yang

    1. State Key Lab for Supramolecular Structure and Materials, College of Chemistry, Jilin University, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China
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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

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