The protective performances of two new fluorinated acrylic copolymers (based on the monomers 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorodecyl mathacrylate (XFDM) and 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoroisopropyl methacrylate (HFIM) are evaluated and compared with Paraloid B72, a commercial copolymer ethyl methacrylate/methyl acrylate (EM/MA) and its partially fluorinated homologus 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate/MA (TFEM/MA). The polymeric materials have been tested on Candoglia marble, a very low open porosity stone (<1%) used in Italian historical architecture (Milan Cathedral). The copolymer were tested according to UNI-Normal protocol. Measurements of capillary water absorption, static contact angles, colour variation and water vapour permeability were made before and after accelerated photo-ageing. FTIR spectroscopy and size exclusion chromatography (SEC) analyses were carried out on samples aged on inert substrate to assess the photostability of the copolymers themselves. The relationship between the protection efficacy and the fluorine content and distribution has been investigated. The results obtained show that the addition of a partially fluorinated co-monomer to the Paraloid B72 copolymer structure did not result in the expected improvement of the coating properties, while the fluorination of the copolymer side chain gave rise to encouraging performance.
|Autori:||LUCIA TONIOLO; TOMMASO POLI; VALTER CASTELVETRO; ANTONELLA MANARITI; OSCAR CHIANTORE; MASSIMO LAZZARI|
|Titolo:||Tailoring New Fluorinated Acrylic Copolymers as Protective Coatings for Marble|
|Anno del prodotto:||2002|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/S1296-2074(02)01240-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|