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A polymer coating which is sticky yet repulsive to water and slippery yet attractive for oils

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Abstract

A one-step process has been developed to produce a polymer coating which is hydrophobic and oleophilic, but which oil slides off and water adheres to at all tilt angles – including when vertically inclined or inverted. The polymer is transparent, and the plasma coating process is independent of substrate composition and geometry.

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Submitted
14 Nov 2019
Accepted
03 Feb 2020
First published
03 Feb 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

A polymer coating which is sticky yet repulsive to water and slippery yet attractive for oils

E. P. Milnes-Smith, C. A. Stone and S. Perkin, Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC08896B

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