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Testing the self-cleaning properties of a coordination polymer surface

Terzyk, A.P., Szymański, G.S., Korczeniewski, E.D., Bryk, P., Bieniek, A., Bolibok, P, Chodkowski, M., Kowalczyk, P., Wiśniewski, M., Ferrer, P. and da Silva, I. (2018) Testing the self-cleaning properties of a coordination polymer surface. Adsorption, 25 (1). pp. 33-39.

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It is well established that self-cleaning can be related to the hydrophobic or hydrophilic nature of a surface. Using adsorption chromatography, molecular simulations and wetting dynamics measurements, the self-cleaning properties of a new, strongly water resistant and hydrophilic cystine-containing coordination polymer (CP) were tested. Adsorption isotherms of n-octane and methanol were determined in the range of 313–343 K. Next the isosteric enthalpy of adsorption and the change in adsorption entropy were calculated to explain higher adsorption of methanol than n-butane. Performed chromatographic tests, molecular dynamics simulations and wetting dynamics experiments additionally prove that the Zn(Cys)2 CP is a promising material for the application in the preperation of self-cleaning surfaces or coatings.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: Springer US
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2018
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