H.Y. acknowledges fellowship support from the 21st century COE program “Center of Excellence for Advanced Life Science on the Base of Bioscience and Nanotechnology” of Hokkaido University, Japan. This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) (No. 16310077) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan, and was partly supported by NOASTEC, Japan. We thank Dr. S. Shibuichi of Kao Corporation for his preliminary but pioneering investigation and helpful advice on this work.
Environmentally Stable Super Water-Repellent Poly(alkylpyrrole) Films†
Article first published online: 28 APR 2005
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 44, Issue 22, pages 3453–3456, May 30, 2005
How to Cite
Yan, H., Kurogi, K., Mayama, H. and Tsujii, K. (2005), Environmentally Stable Super Water-Repellent Poly(alkylpyrrole) Films. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 44: 3453–3456. doi: 10.1002/anie.200500266
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2005
- Manuscript Received: 24 JAN 2005
- hydrophobic effect;
- surface chemistry;
- thin films
Repellent films: Poly(alkylpyrrole) conductive films with a water contact angle larger than 150° are stable to temperature, organic solvents, and oils and are super water-repellent. The surface of the film is a fractal and consists of an array of perpendicular needle-like structures (see picture; inset: digital camera image of a water droplet on the film).