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Solvothermal synthesis of superhydrophobic hollow carbon nanoparticles from a fluorinated alcohol

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Abstract

A new and simple method of synthesizing fluorinated carbon at the gram scale is presented by reacting a fluorinated alcohol with sodium at elevated temperatures in a sealed Teflon reactor. The resulting carbon nanoparticles are around 100 nm in diameter, and display a hollow shell morphology, with a significant amount of fluorine doped into the carbon. The nanoparticles disperse easily in ethanol, and are thermally stable up to 400 °C and 450 °C under air and nitrogen, respectively. The nanoparticle dispersion was printed onto various substrates (paper, cloth, silicon), inducing superhydrophobicity.

Graphical abstract: Solvothermal synthesis of superhydrophobic hollow carbon nanoparticles from a fluorinated alcohol

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The article was received on 27 May 2015, accepted on 23 Aug 2015 and first published on 31 Aug 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03484A
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Nanoscale, 2015,7, 16087-16093

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    Solvothermal synthesis of superhydrophobic hollow carbon nanoparticles from a fluorinated alcohol

    S. M. Lyth, W. Ma, J. Liu, T. Daio, K. Sasaki, A. Takahara and B. Ameduri, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 16087
    DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03484A

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