A facile bacterial assisted electrochemical self-assembly of polypyrrole micro-pillars: towards underwater low adhesive superoleophobicity

Zhe Cheng, Chunmei Ding, Huan Liu, Ying Zhu, Lei Jiang

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By taking advantage of bacterial extracellular electron transfer behavior, a facile method was developed to fabricate oriented polypyrrole micro-pillars (PPy-MP) with nanoscale surface roughness. Microbes acted as a living conductive template on which PPy was in situ polymerized. The as-prepared PPy-MP exhibit the distinctive underwater low adhesive superoleophobicity which is attributable to the unique hierarchical micro/nano-structures and the high surface energy by doping with inorganic small anions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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