Web Date: August 23, 2006
Waterproof Filter Paper
In work aimed at developing superhydrophobic biofiber surfaces, polymer scientists in Sweden have shown that filter paper can be turned into a water-resistant, self-cleaning material. Water droplets roll off the surface of the paper, carrying dirt with them (Chem. Commun., 2006, 3594).
The research paper describes a facile way to transform a very hydrophilic substrate into an extremely hydrophobic one. "To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of a superhydrophobic cellulose . . .
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