Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 60, Issue 2–3, pp 343–349 | Cite as

Fluoroalkylation of aryl ether perfluorocyclobutyl polymers

  • S. Clark LigonJr.
  • Bruno Ameduri
  • Bernard Boutevin
  • Dennis W. SmithJr.Email author


Post functionalization of aryl ether perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymers with fluoroalkyl side chains was accomplished with Umemoto’s FITS reagents. The fluoroalkylated PFCB polymers (20 % functionalized) showed increases in both hydrophobicity and oleophobicity. Static contact angle for hexadecane was increased after fluoroalkylation from 0o to greater than 30o for the two PFCB polymers tested. Increased oil repellency makes these materials potential candidates for various coatings applications.


Differential Scanning Calorimetry Fluorine Hexadecane Thermal Gravimetric Analysis Static Contact Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Clark LigonJr.
    • 1
  • Bruno Ameduri
    • 2
  • Bernard Boutevin
    • 2
  • Dennis W. SmithJr.
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Advanced Materials Research Laboratories, Department of Chemistry and Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET)Clemson UniversityClemsonUSA
  2. 2.Ingenierie et Architectures Macromoleculaires, Institut Charles Gerhardt UMR5253Ecole Nationale Superieure de Chimie de MontpellierMontpellier Cedex 1France

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