Research Area C
Faculty of Engineering | Department of Microsystems Engineering
University of Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 203 95156
Development of durable anti-fog coatings based on superhydrophilic polymer networks by C,H-insertion reactionss
Conventional anti-fog sprays often contain substances hazardous to health and the environment, such as PFAS chemicals. I synthesize superhydrophilic copolymers from ionic monomers and diazo-containing crosslinkers that form surface-bound networks by thermal or photochemical activation. The advantage of this approach is that such polymers can be applied from water and crosslink in sunlight within seconds, producing long-lasting coatings that can be applied by non-professionals.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rühe