Accession Number:

ADA456679

Title:

Hydrophobic Silsesquioxane Nanoparticles and Nanocomposite Surfaces (POSTPRINT)

Descriptive Note:

Book Chapter

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

2006-05-04

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE