Accession Number : ADA296039

Title :   Surface Chemistry of Non-Fouling Coating Polymeric Materials.

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Gardella, Joseph A., Jr

PDF Url : ADA296039

Report Date : 20 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Three phases related to the surface chemistry of potential non-fouling coatings are currently being studied. New analytical methods will be developed for determining fundamental surface structure property relationships, especially for critical micro-structural and bonding details in the topmost surface region. Coordinated surface analytical determination of the effects of structure, processing and treatment will be applied to a variety of multicomponent (especially block and graft co- polymers). We are cooperating with a number of ONR funded polymer chemists, who are synthesizing new materials with potentially interesting surface properties. New model surfaces with multiple chemical environments need to be synthesized for challenge to questions about the effects of surface and bulk structure on surface properties, specifically bioadhesion or bioadhesion. The study of controlled conformations of model biopolymers on polymeric surfaces by SIMS and HREELS will complete the examination of the fundamentals of the initial stages of biopolymer film formation. (AN)

Descriptors :   *COPOLYMERS, *SURFACE CHEMISTRY, *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *BLOCK POLYMERS, MICROSTRUCTURE, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, MODELS, GRAFT POLYMERIZATION, MOLECULAR WEIGHT, POLYAMIDE PLASTICS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), CORROSION INHIBITION, PHASE STUDIES, SILOXANES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, POLYURETHANE RESINS, ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY, ADHESIVE BONDING, URETHANES, PLASTIC COATINGS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE