Marine Researchers have now attached biocidal moieties (Isobornyl methacrylate) to the side chains of a polyacrylic polymer to form an antifouling polymer (AFP). Then, a hydrophilic polysiloxane (HP) was prepared through the polyaddition of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and alkoxysilane onto the main chain of hydrogen silicone oil. Finally, hydrophilic fouling release coatings (FRCs) were formed by the reaction of the AFP and the HP polymer with an interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) method (IPN-FRCs). The IPNFRCs have high performance against seawater bio-organisms, such as barnacles, during both in-lab and marine field tests. Jiankun Hu et al., Journal of Coatings ...
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