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Small. 2015 Jan 27;11(4):426-31. doi: 10.1002/smll.201402383. Epub 2014 Sep 5.

One-step modification of fabrics with bioinspired polydopamine@octadecylamine nanocapsules for robust and healable self-cleaning performance.

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State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, 730000, PR China; School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, PR China.

Abstract

An in-situ polymerization to coat fabrics with polydopamine-encapsulated octadecylamine endows the fabrics with self-cleaning and self-healing abilities. The treated fabric exhibits self-healing after losing its hydrophobicity. It is durable against washing and mechanical abrasion without changing the hydrophobicity. Thanks to the versatile adhesive property of polydopamine, the approach is compatibile with a variety of substrates, such as fabrics, glass, sponge, paper, and polymeric materials.

KEYWORDS:

fabrics; hydrophobicity; nanocapsules; self cleaning; self healing

PMID:
25196887
DOI:
10.1002/smll.201402383
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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