Laundering Durability of Superhydrophobic Cotton Fabric (pages 5473–5477)
Bo Deng, Ren Cai, Yang Yu, Haiqing Jiang, Chunlei Wang, Jiang Li, Linfan Li, Ming Yu, Jingye Li, Leidong Xie, Qing Huang and Chunhai Fan
Article first published online: 13 OCT 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201002614
A superhydrophobiccotton fabric is prepared by introducing a commercially available fluorinated acrylate monomer, 1H,1H,2H,2H-nonafluorohexyl-1-acrylate, onto cotton fabric under simultaneous radiation-induced graft polymerization. The superhydrophobic cotton fabric shows good laundering durability, whereby the superhydrophobicity is well kept after 50 individual accelerated launderings, which is equivalent to 250 commercial launderings or domestic launderings.