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Recruiting physisorbed water in surface polymerization for bio-inspired materials of tunable hydrophobicity

TitleRecruiting physisorbed water in surface polymerization for bio-inspired materials of tunable hydrophobicity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsOyola-Reynoso, S, Tevis, ID, Chen, J, Chang, BS, Cinar, S, Bloch, JF, Thuo, MM
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry A
Volume4
Pagination14729-14738
Date Published10
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number2050-7488
Accession NumberWOS:000385360300026
Keywordscellulose, chemistry, coatings, cotton textiles, fabrication, fuels, low-cost, Materials Science, monolayers, paper, silane coupling agents, solution-immersion process, superhydrophobic, wetting properties
Abstract

s t-test), and, hence, the hydrophobicity can be tuned (contact angle between 94 degrees and 149 degrees). Using a model structure of a house, we demonstrated that as a result of this modification, paper-based houses can be rendered self-cleaning or tolerant to surface running water. In another application, we demonstrated that the felicitous choice of architectural design allows for the hydrophobic paper to be used for water harvesting.

DOI10.1039/c6ta06446a
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Alternate JournalJ. Mater. Chem. A