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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Proposal of a New Law for the Evolution of the Wetting Properties of Polymer Blends as a Function of the Content of Fluorinated Additives

Submission: August 08, 2022;Published: September 13, 2022

Volume4 Issue2
September , 2022


This work aims to develop polymer surfaces with improved hydrophobic properties. Films containing various contents of commercial Polystyrene (PS) and own-synthetized tailored Fluorinated Additives (FA) were elaborated by the solvent casting method. The influence of the fluorinated additives on the wettability properties of PS/FA blends, via the measurement of the dynamic contact angle with water, was evaluated. It was shown that the use of these synthetized tailored additives significantly improves the hydrophobicity of polystyrene, even at low percentages, variations which can be predicted by the proposed law.

Keywords: Polystyrene; Fluorinated additives; Copolymers; Blends; Wettability; Hydrophobic

Abbreviations: PS: Polystyrene; FA: Fluorinated Additives; dACAW: Dynamic Advancing Contact Angles with Water

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