Super-hydrophobic cotton fabric prepared using nanoparticles and molecular vapor deposition methods

N. Abidi, P. Aminayi, L. Cabrales, E. Hequet

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Cotton fabric was functionalized with nanoparticles vapor deposition (NVD) of Al2O3 followed by molecular vapor deposition (MVD) of (tridecafluoro-1,1,2,2, -tetrahydrooctyl)- trichlorosilane (FOTS). The nanoparticles deposition increased the surface roughness, leading to higher contact angles. The morphology of the treated surfaces was observed with scanning electron microscopy. Fourier-transform infrared (FT-IR) analysis of the functionalized surfaces showed the presence of peaks corresponding to C-F, CF2, Al-O, and O-Al-O. Dynamic water contact angles were measured in order to assess the hydrophobic properties of the functionalized surface. Dynamic contact angles higher than 150° were obtained for water. In addition, samples treated with nanoparticles and FOTS layer showed low hysteresis when measuring advancing and receding contact angles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFunctional Materials from Renewable Sources
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9780841227880
StatePublished - Aug 17 2012

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918


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