Main page | Journal list | Log-in

Anton Manakhov, Lenka Zajíčková, Marek Eliáš, Jan Čechal, Josef Polčák, Jaroslav Hnilica, Štěpánka Bittnerová, David Nečas

Optimization of Cyclopropylamine Plasma Polymerization Toward Enhanced Layer Stability in Contact with Water

Plasma Processes and Polymers 11 (2014) 532-544

The present investigation of cyclopropylamine (CPA) plasma polymerization in pulsed and continuous wave radio frequency (RF) discharges leads to the proposition of conditions at which amine-rich films exhibit a good stability in contact with water. The analyses reveal complex structure of CPA plasma polymers containing hydrocarbon chains, primary and secondary amines, nitriles and possibly imines. The decomposition of the monomer in plasma is progressing with the composite parameter W/F (RF power over monomer flow rate) but, in pulsed discharges, it is possible to deposit the films with N/C ratio above 0.24 using higher monomer flow rate. At the optimized monomer flow rate the 280 nm thick film exhibits only 20% thickness loss after 48 h immersion in water and still contains about 5 at% of the NHx environment.

Download PDF (1245 kB)

This article may also be available to you online

DOI: 10.1002/ppap.201300177

You can also contact one of the authors:,,,

Citing Articles

  1. Manakhov A., Nečas D., Čechal J., Pavliňák D., Eliáš M., Zajíčková L.,
    Deposition of stable amine coating onto polycaprolactone nanofibers by low pressure cyclopropylamine plasma polymerization,
    Thin Solid Films 581 (2015) 7-13