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Promoting Lubricity and Antifouling Properties by Supramolecular-Recognition-Based Surface Grafting

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posted on 03.09.2018, 00:00 by Rongnian Xu, Shuanhong Ma, Yang Wu, Feng Zhou, Weimin Liu
In the supramolecular host–guest system, the host molecule selectively identifies the guest and forms the inclusion complex with the guest molecule. In this study, the physicochemical properties of solid surfaces were regulated by the interfacial supramolecular recognition. The host–guest interaction between β-cyclodextrin and guest molecules, including adamantaneacetic acid, sodium dodecyl sulfonate, and a copolymer of 2-methacryloyloxy-2-methyladamantane and 3-sulfopropyl methacrylate potassium salt, was introduced onto the silicon substrate to construct supramolecular composite surfaces. After the assembly of hydrophilic guest molecules on the host surface, the wettability, aqueous lubrication, and anti-algae cell adhesion properties of the supramolecular composite surfaces were improved. This strategy of host–guest interfacial supramolecular recognition provides a new route to prepare aqueous lubrication and antifouling materials.