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Fabrication of Superhydrophobic Surface from a Supramolecular Organosilane with Quadruple Hydrogen Bonding

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posted on 21.04.2004, 00:00 by Joong Tark Han, Dae Ho Lee, Chang Yeol Ryu, Kilwon Cho
A supramolecular organosilane, 2-(3-(triethoxysilyl)propylaminocarbonylamino)-6-methyl-4[1H]pyrimidinone comprising quadruple hydrogen bonds has been synthesized in one step from commercially available starting materials. The synthesized supramolecular organosilane can be stabilized and phase-separated by dimerization via the linear array of quadruple hydrogen bonds in solution. This property of the supramolecular organosilane has been exploited to fabricate structuring materials having a superhydrophobic surface property. We have successfully generated the interconnected granular structure with adequate roughness for superhydrophobicity via sol−gel process.