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Testing the self-cleaning properties of a coordination polymer surface

DOI: 10.1007/s10450-018-9987-5 DOI Help

Authors: Artur P. Terzyk (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) , Grzegorz S. Szymański (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) , Emil D. Korczeniewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) , Paweł Bryk (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) , Adam Bieniek (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) , Paulina Bolibok (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) , Michał Chodkowski (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) , Piotr Kowalczyk (Murdoch University) , Marek Wiśniewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) , Pilar Ferrer (Diamond Light Source) , Ivan Da Silva (ISIS Neutron and Muon Source)
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Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Adsorption , VOL 25 , PAGES 33 - 39

State: Published (Approved)
Published: January 2019

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Abstract: 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.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials

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