Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.578, 262-272, 2020
Durable superamphiphobic coatings with high static and dynamic repellency towards liquids with low surface tension and high viscosity
Superamphiphobic coatings have attracted great attention in academia and industry. However, the fabrication of durable superamphiphobic coatings with high repellency towards liquids with low surface tension and high viscosity is still very challenging. Here, we report a simple method for the fabrication of durable superamphiphobic coatings with high static and dynamic repellency to such liquids. First, a homogeneous suspension was fabricated by hydrolytic condensation of silanes in the presence of the chain-like aggregates of SiO2 nanoparticles. Subsequently, the superamphiphobic coatings were fabricated by spray-coating the polyurethane adhesive onto the substrates followed by spray-coating the as-prepared suspension onto the polyurethane adhesive layer. The coatings show high repellency to liquids with low surface tension and high viscosity, e.g., high apparent contact angles, low sliding angles, high impact resistance, low horizontal deformation and fast rolling velocity. Furthermore, the coatings show excellent mechanical durability against intensive sandpaper abrasion (60 m of abrasion under 10.5 kPa), water impact (60 min under 100 kPa) and tape peeling (200 cycles). The coatings also exhibit good aging stability. Based on these merits, the superamphiphobic coatings may have great potentials in various applications, e.g., handling with natural and synthetic polymer solutions. (C) 2020 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.