DOI: 10.1002/app.55272 ISSN: 0021-8995

Preparation of light‐responsive block copolymer modified cellulose nanocrystal@polydopamine particle and its application in fluorinated polyacrylate film

Jianhua Zhou, Yan Li, Sitong Li, Mengyuan Zhou, Kai Lu, Jiarui Yu
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • General Chemistry


Light‐responsive cellulose nanocrystal@polydopamine (CNC@PDA) modified fluorinated polyacrylate was synthesized by Pickering emulsion polymerization with light‐responsive block copolymer modified CNC@PDA as stabilizer. The epoxy groups in poly(acrylic acid‐co‐acrylamide)‐b‐poly(glycidyl methacrylate)‐b‐poly(hexafluorobutyl acrylate‐co‐coumarin) amphiphilic triblock copolymer reacted with the hydroxyl and amino groups on the surface of CNC@PDA to form the modified CNC@PDA. The successful preparation of modified CNC@PDA was confirmed by means of FT‐IR, XRD, TG, UV–Vis, surface tension measurement, and X‐ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) techniques. The results showed that the modified CNC@PDA had light‐responsive and amphiphilic properties, and could be used as stabilizer to form stable Pickering emulsion. And the influence of modified CNC@PDA dosage on emulsion polymerization and film performance was systematically studied. The latex particle size decreased initially with increasing modified CNC@PDA dosage, from 0.6 to 1.0 wt%, and then increased. The mechanical, self‐healing, and water–oil repellent properties of film were enhanced initially with increasing modified CNC@PDA dosage, from 0.6 to 1.0 wt%, and then declined. Atomic force microscope confirmed that the latex film had a rough surface. Moreover, the latex film comprising 1.0 wt% modified CNC@PDA presented not only high tensile strength (4.92 MPa), large elongation at break (657.70%), and superior oil/water repellency but also excellent self‐healing property.

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