Synthesis of Fluorinated Graphene Oxide and its Amphiphobic Properties (pages 266–272)
Akshay Mathkar, T. N. Narayanan, Lawrence B. Alemany, Paris Cox, Patrick Nguyen, Guanhui Gao, Patricia Chang, Rebeca Romero-Aburto, Sendurai A. Mani and P. M. Ajayan
Version of Record online: 7 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201200091
A one-pot methodology to covalently functionalize the basal plane of graphene oxide (GO) with varying abundance of tertiary alkyl fluoride enables tailoring its wetting characteristics from innately superhydrophilic to superamphiphobic. Outstanding solution processability permits the fabrication of "inks" that are sprayed on several porous/non-porous substrates to impart amphiphobicity.