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Recent Studies on Fluorinated Silica Nanometer-Sized Particles

Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Research Center, United States Air Force Academy, 2355 Fairchild Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80840, USA
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Nanomaterials 2019, 9(5), 684; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano9050684
Received: 9 April 2019 / Revised: 18 April 2019 / Accepted: 23 April 2019 / Published: 2 May 2019
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Abstract

Since initially being reported, fluorinated silica nanometer-sized particles (F-SiNPs) have gained much interest in the scientific community, due to their unique properties. These properties, include, low surface energies, increased mechanical strength, thermal robustness, and chemical resistance, and are a direct result of the incorporation of fluorine with a nanometer-sized silica network. This review aims to summarize the synthetic methods that have, and are still, being utilized to prepare these specialized materials. Following this, applications for F-SiNPs, with an emphasis on recent examples, will be presented in further detail. View Full-Text
Keywords: fluorinated silicas; silica nanoparticles; low-surface energy; sol-gel method fluorinated silicas; silica nanoparticles; low-surface energy; sol-gel method
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Iacono, S.T.; Jennings, A.R. Recent Studies on Fluorinated Silica Nanometer-Sized Particles. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 684.

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