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Inside Cover: Surface Wetting in Liquid–Liquid–Solid Triphase Systems: Solid-Phase-Independent Transition at the Liquid–Liquid Interface by Lewis Acid–Base Interactions (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 33/2012)

Authors

  • Dr. Mingjie Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Dr. Zhongxin Xue,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Huan Liu,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191 (P.R. China)
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  • Prof. Lei Jiang

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
    2. Key Laboratory of Bio-Inspired Smart Interfacial Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, Beihang University, Beijing, 100191 (P.R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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Abstract

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Lewis acid–base interactions at the oil–water interface can greatly decrease the liquid–liquid interfacial tension and induce an oleophilic-to-superoleophobic wetting transition on a nonresponsive microstructured surface. In their Communication on page 8348 ff., L. Jiang and co-workers report a strategy for tunable surface wettability that is independent of the solid phase. Oil-water-solid triphase systems may find new applications in chemical reactions.

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