Hydrophobic Silsesquioxane Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Surfaces (POSTPRINT)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE
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Fluorinated Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes are hydrophobic nanoparticles. One compound, FD8T8, is ultrahydrophobic, possessing a water contact angle of 154 deg. This is believed to be the most hydrophobic and lowest surface tension crystalline substance known. Analysis of the x-ray crystal structure indicates a large number of Si...F contacts may lead to ultrahydrophobicity.
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