Water-phase synthesis of ordered hierarchical copper tetranitrophthalocyanine bundles with desirable superhydrophobicity

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  • Juan Li
  • Shuangqing Wang
  • Shayu Li
  • Xuelin Tian
  • Guoqiang Yang

Research units

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences


Hierarchical fascine-like bundles of copper(II) 1,8,15,22-tetranitrophthalocyanine were prepared by an water-phase method, and showed desirable superhydrophobic characteristics without additional surface modification. Prominent advantages of this approach include: the use of water as reaction solvent obviously avoid environmental problems associated with organic solvents and the directly obtained hierarchical structures could be used as superhydrophobic materials. Based on the investigation of various experiment conditions, including additives, copper powders and reaction time, a growth and assembly mechanism has been proposed, that it follows a self-assembly and oriented attachment process.


Original languageEnglish
Article number1273
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Phthalocyanines, Water-phase, Synthesis, Hierarchical, Superhydrophobicity, SIZE CONTROL, PHTHALOCYANINE, WETTABILITY, SURFACES, METALS

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