Development of Coatings Marine Antifouling Based on Perfluorinated Surfactants Synthesis and Physicochemical Study


The fight against dirt settling on the hulls of ships and more generally on all underwater structures is more than 2000 years. The need for effective antifouling paints, which prevents the establishment and growth of marine organisms on submerged structures, is universally recognized. In this work, we synthesize two perfluorinated surfactants from simple monomers. After describing the reactions, we discuss the different analyzes of the proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR), the fluorine nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR I9F), gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and the light scattering (LS) at a fixed angle 90. The glass transition temperature of the two surfactants diethylallylphosphonate and allylamine are obtained by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC). Antifouling paint properties were followed by exposure of the plates to the marine environment by visual observation.

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Bacha, A. and Méghabar, R. (2014) Development of Coatings Marine Antifouling Based on Perfluorinated Surfactants Synthesis and Physicochemical Study. Journal of Surface Engineered Materials and Advanced Technology, 4, 87-97. doi: 10.4236/jsemat.2014.42012.

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