One-Step Modification of Fabrics with Bioinspired Polydopamine@Octadecylamine Nanocapsules for Robust and Healable Self-Cleaning Performance

Yanhua Liu, Zhilu Liu, Yupeng Liu, Haiyuan Hu, Yi Li, Pengxun Yan, Bo Yu, Feng Zhou

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)426-431
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume11
Issue number4
Early online date5 Sept 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jan 2015

Keywords

  • fabrics
  • self-healing
  • nanocapsules
  • hydrophobicity
  • self-cleaning

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