Super-"amphiphobic" aligned carbon nanotube films

Huanjun Li, Xianbao Wang, Yanlin Song, Yunqi Liu, Qianshu Li, Lei Jiang, Daoben Zhu

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Fluoroalkylsilane treatment of super-hydrophobic, aligned carbon nanotube films (see electron micrograph) prepared by pyrolysis of metal phthalocyanines results in the films having both super-hydrophobic and super-lipophobic properties, namely they are super-"amphiphobic" surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1743-1746
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 4 May 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Surface chemistry
  • Wettability

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