Superhydrophobic silica nanocomposite coating by a low-temperature process

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1782-1784
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume87
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We successfully prepared transparent and durable superhydrophobic silica-coating films on cotton substrates at low temperatures. The coatings were produced via cohydrolysis and polycondensation of a hexadecyltrimethoxysilane (HDTMS), tetraethoxyorthosilcate (TEOS), and 3-glycidyloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (GPTMS) mixture. The hydrophobic properties of the nanocomposite coatings were determined using contact-angle and water-gain measurements. The water contact angle for the coated substrates was 141°, whereas, before coating, the contact angle was 0° because of the superhydrophilic nature of cotton. The nanocomposite coating has new applications in daily used materials, especially those with low heat resistance, such as textiles and plastics, and as an environmentally friendly water-repellent substitute for fluorine compounds.

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Superhydrophobic silica nanocomposite coating by a low-temperature process. / Daoud, Walid A.; Xin, John H.; Tao, Xiaoming.

In: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 87, No. 9, 09.2004, p. 1782-1784.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review