Synthesis of Bis(1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-perfluoro-octyl)methylenesuccinate copolymers and their application on cotton fabrics

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  • Haohua Ye,

    1. National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215123, China
    2. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215006, China
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  • Zhanxiong Li,

    1. National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215123, China
    2. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215006, China
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  • Guoqiang Chen,

    Corresponding author
    1. National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215123, China
    2. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215006, China
    • National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215123, China
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  • Dan Fan

    1. National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215123, China
    2. College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Suzhou University, Jiangsu 215006, China
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Abstract

Bis(1H, 1H, 2H, 2H-perfluoro-octyl)methylenesuccinate (FOM)/ethyl acrylate (EA)/methyl methacrylate (MMA) copolymer (FOME) latexes, FOM/butyl acrylate (BA)/MMA copolymer (FOMB) latexes, and FOM/octyl acrylate (OA)/MMA copolymer (FOMO) latexes were synthesized by continuous emulsion polymerization. Solution polymerization was also carried out to prepare FOMB. The influences of fluorine content and curing conditions on the surface properties of polymer films were discussed. The water and oil repellency of cotton fabrics treated with the FOM copolymers was better than that of conventional poly(fluoroalkyl acrylate)s containing the same fluorinated chain. The polymer films or the treated fabrics were characterized by Fourier transform infrared, scanning electron microscope, atomic force microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, x-ray photoelectron spectrometry, and wide angle x-ray diffraction. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci, 2013

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