The authors wish to thank Patrick Marks of Hitachi High-Technologies Ltd. I.A.L. thanks DEL(NI) for a studentship.
Sheets of Large Superhydrophobic Metal Particles Self Assembled on Water by the Cheerios Effect†
Article first published online: 27 MAY 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 47, Issue 27, pages 5043–5045, June 23, 2008
How to Cite
Larmour, Iain A., Saunders, Graham C. and Bell, Steven E. J. (2008), Sheets of Large Superhydrophobic Metal Particles Self Assembled on Water by the Cheerios Effect. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 47: 5043–5045. doi: 10.1002/anie.200705833
- Issue published online: 16 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 27 MAY 2008
- Manuscript Received: 19 DEC 2007
- Hitachi High-Technologies Ltd
- hydrophobic effect;
- structure-activity relationships
A copper-rich cereal: Superhydrophobic copper particles show a very large Cheerios effect and rapidly self-assemble into robust sheets on the surface of water. These sheets can support objects (including water drops, see photo) placed on them, even though the irregular geometry of the particles means that they contain macroscopic holes.