A. Borras, P. Groening, J.R. Sanchez-Valencia, A. Barranco, J.P. Espinós, A.R. González-Elipe
Langmuir, 26 (2010) 1487-1492
doi: 10.1021/la903701j


In this work, we report on a new type of superhydrophobic material consisting of supported organic nanowires prepared by vacuum deposition. Different intensely colored surfaces with water contact angles as high as 180° can be fabricated depending on the composition, morphology, and density of the nanowires. These surfaces are stable in air and under intense light irradiation. The wettability properties of coatings made of metalloporphyrins and metallophthalocyanines nanowires as well as other heterostructured binary and open core@shell nanowires are studied.

Air- and Light-Stable Superhydrophobic Colored Surfaces Based on Supported Organic Nanowires
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