Solvothermal synthesis of superhydrophobic hollow carbon nanoparticles from a fluorinated alcohol

S. M. Lyth, W. Ma, J. Liu, T. Daio, K. Sasaki, A. Takahara, B. Ameduri

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Abstract

A new and simple method of synthesizing fluorinated carbon at the gram scale is presented by reacting a fluorinated alcohol with sodium at elevated temperatures in a sealed Teflon reactor. The resulting carbon nanoparticles are around 100 nm in diameter, and display a hollow shell morphology, with a significant amount of fluorine doped into the carbon. The nanoparticles disperse easily in ethanol, and are thermally stable up to 400°C and 450°C under air and nitrogen, respectively. The nanoparticle dispersion was printed onto various substrates (paper, cloth, silicon), inducing superhydrophobicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16087-16093
Number of pages7
JournalNanoscale
Volume7
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 14 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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