Supramolecular Polymers as Surface Coatings: Rapid Fabrication of Healable Superhydrophobic and Slippery Surfaces
Z. Qi, Q. Wei, C. Schlaich, S. Prévost, M. Gradzielski, R. Haag, C. A. Schalley – 2014
Supramolecular polymerization for non-wetting surface coatings. Self-assembly of low-molecular-weight gelators (LMWGs) with perfluorinated side chains can be utilized to rapidly construct superhydrophobic as well as liquid-infused slippery surfaces within minutes. The lubricated slippery surface exhibits impressive repellency for biological liquids such as human serum and blood and very fast self-healing.