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Recent Progress in Fabrication and Applications of Superhydrophobic Coating on Cellulose-Based Substrates

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National Engineering Laboratory for Modern Silk, College of Textile and Clothing Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798
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Research Center of Cooperative Innovation for Functional Organic/Polymer Material Micro/Nanofabrication, Soochow University, Suzhou 215123, China
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Department of Chemistry, Petrochemical Research Chair, College of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia
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Academic Editor: Chang-Hwan Choi
Materials 2016, 9(3), 124; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9030124
Received: 20 December 2015 / Revised: 25 January 2016 / Accepted: 29 January 2016 / Published: 25 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Superhydrophobicity of Materials)
Multifuntional fabrics with special wettability have attracted a lot of interest in both fundamental research and industry applications over the last two decades. In this review, recent progress of various kinds of approaches and strategies to construct super-antiwetting coating on cellulose-based substrates (fabrics and paper) has been discussed in detail. We focus on the significant applications related to artificial superhydrophobic fabrics with special wettability and controllable adhesion, e.g., oil-water separation, self-cleaning, asymmetric/anisotropic wetting for microfluidic manipulation, air/liquid directional gating, and micro-template for patterning. In addition to the anti-wetting properties and promising applications, particular attention is paid to coating durability and other incorporated functionalities, e.g., air permeability, UV-shielding, photocatalytic self-cleaning, self-healing and patterned antiwetting properties. Finally, the existing difficulties and future prospects of this traditional and developing field are briefly proposed and discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: superhydrophobic cellulose-based materials; wettability; self-cleaning; oil-water separation; wetting pattern superhydrophobic cellulose-based materials; wettability; self-cleaning; oil-water separation; wetting pattern
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Liu, H.; Gao, S.-W.; Cai, J.-S.; He, C.-L.; Mao, J.-J.; Zhu, T.-X.; Chen, Z.; Huang, J.-Y.; Meng, K.; Zhang, K.-Q.; Al-Deyab, S.S.; Lai, Y.-K. Recent Progress in Fabrication and Applications of Superhydrophobic Coating on Cellulose-Based Substrates. Materials 2016, 9, 124. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9030124

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Liu H, Gao S-W, Cai J-S, He C-L, Mao J-J, Zhu T-X, Chen Z, Huang J-Y, Meng K, Zhang K-Q, Al-Deyab SS, Lai Y-K. Recent Progress in Fabrication and Applications of Superhydrophobic Coating on Cellulose-Based Substrates. Materials. 2016; 9(3):124. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9030124

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Liu, Hui, Shou-Wei Gao, Jing-Sheng Cai, Cheng-Lin He, Jia-Jun Mao, Tian-Xue Zhu, Zhong Chen, Jian-Ying Huang, Kai Meng, Ke-Qin Zhang, Salem S. Al-Deyab, and Yue-Kun Lai. 2016. "Recent Progress in Fabrication and Applications of Superhydrophobic Coating on Cellulose-Based Substrates" Materials 9, no. 3: 124. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9030124

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