Robust, self-healing superamphiphobic fabrics prepared by two-step coating of fluoro-containing polymer, fluoroalkyl silane, and modified silica nanoparticles

Zhou, Hua, Wang, Hongxia, Niu, Haitao, Gestos, Adrian and Lin, Tong 2013, Robust, self-healing superamphiphobic fabrics prepared by two-step coating of fluoro-containing polymer, fluoroalkyl silane, and modified silica nanoparticles, Advanced functional materials, vol. 23, no. 13, pp. 1664-1670.

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Title Robust, self-healing superamphiphobic fabrics prepared by two-step coating of fluoro-containing polymer, fluoroalkyl silane, and modified silica nanoparticles
Author(s) Zhou, Hua
Wang, Hongxia
Niu, Haitao
Gestos, Adrian
Lin, Tong
Journal name Advanced functional materials
Volume number 23
Issue number 13
Start page 1664
End page 1670
Total pages 7
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1616-301X
Keyword(s) superamphiphobic materials
durability
self-healing materials
fabrics
coatings
Summary A robust, superamphiphobic fabric with a novel self-healing ability to autorepair from chemical damage is prepared by a two-step wet-chemistry coating technique using an easily available material system consisting of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene), fluoroalkyl silane, and modified silica nanoparticles. The coated fabrics can withstand at least 600 cycles of standard laundry and 8000 cycles of abrasion without apparently changing the superamphiphobicity. The coating is also very stable to strong acid/base, ozone, and boiling treatments. After being damaged chemically, the coating can restore its super liquid-repellent properties by a short-time heating treatment or room temperature ageing. This simple but novel and effective coating system may be useful for the development of robust protective clothing for various applications.
Language eng
Field of Research 100707 Nanomanufacturing
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, Wiley
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053664

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