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Surface engineering of coatings for marine antibiofouling

Thursday, 9 March 2017

A range of amphiphilic polymers with diverse macromolecular architectures has been incorporated into films and coatings with potential for marine antibiofouling applications, without resorting to addition of currently used biocidal, toxic agents.

Surface engineering of coatings for marine antibiofouling. Source: pixabay.com/CCO

Surface engineering of coatings for marine antibiofouling. Source: pixabay.com/CCO

Novel "green” chemical technologies employ different building blocks to endow the polymer film with surface activity, functionality, structure, and reconstruction according to the outer environment as a result of a tailored amphiphilic character of the polymer platform.

Interplay of features

Researchers at University of Pisa, Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, have emphasised how these features can interplay and add synergistically to affect antifouling and fouling-release against common, widespread marine micro- and macrofouling organisms.

The study is published in: Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

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