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Cover Picture: Oriented Free-Standing Ammonium Vanadium Oxide Nanobelt Membranes: Highly Selective Absorbent Materials (Chem. Eur. J. 48/2010)

Authors

  • Rujia Zou,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Zhenyu Zhang,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Li Yu,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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  • Qiwei Tian,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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  • Jianghong Wu,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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  • Dr. Yangang Sun,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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  • Dr. Zhigang Chen,

    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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  • Prof. Dr. Junqing Hu

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
    • State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China), Fax: (+86) 21-67792855
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Abstract

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Highly selective, absorbent, free-standing, paper-like, highly oriented membranes composed of ammonium vanadium oxide (NH4V4O14) nanobelts have been created by taking advantage of the nanoscaled self-assembly of the architecture, and exhibit controllable wetting behavior ranging from superhydrophilic to superhydrophobic (when coated with silicone molecules). The as-obtained NH4V4O14 nanobelt membranes can selectively absorb a variety of both polar and nonpolar organic solvents; moreover, they can even separate two mixed solvents with very similar polarities and absorb solid contaminants in organic solvents. For more details see the Full Paper by J. Hu et al. on page 14307 ff.

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