Superhydrophobic and superoleophobic surfaces are extremely liquid repellent and attract global interest from researchers, industry, and laymen. Arguably the main appeal is their dirt-repellent features, though superhydrophobic surfaces are also antifogging and anti-icing and remain dry underwater. Cellulose is an excellent building material for superhydrophobic surfaces, as is demonstrated by plants, such as lotus and cabbage leaves. Also for technological applications, cellulose is attractive because it is a cheap, green, sustainable, and versatile nanomaterial that allows easy modifications. Here we review the recent advances in nonwetting cellulose materials, and in particular water-repellent and oil-repellent nanocelluloses, such as cellulose nanofibers and nanowhiskers.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites|
|Editors||Hanieh Kargarzadeh, Ishak Ahmad, Sabu Thomas, Alain Dufresne|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Mar 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
Ras, R., Tian, X., & Bayer, I. (2017). Superhydrophobic and Superoleophobic Nanostructured Cellulose and Cellulose Composites. In H. Kargarzadeh, I. Ahmad, S. Thomas, & A. Dufresne (Eds.), Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites (pp. 731-760). WILEY-VCH VERLAG. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527689972.ch22