Macroporous silicon oxycarbide fibers with luffa-like superhydrophobic shells

Ping Lu, Qing Huang, Baodan Liu, Yoshio Bando, You Lo Hsieh, Amiya K. Mukherjee

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(Figure Presented) High-surface-area silicon oxycarbide macroporous fibers were fabricated through in situ cross-linking of a preceramic precursor without a prepatterned template. The unique luffa-like shell combined with intrinsic silicon-containing groups accounts for the resultant superhydrophobic property. Meanwhile, the oil-uptake capacity of the corresponding fiber mat is significantly improved by the capsulated nanoparticles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10346-10347
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number30
StatePublished - Aug 5 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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