Superhydrophobic-superoleophilic polythiophene films with tunable wetting and electrochromism

Roderick B. Pernites*, Ramakrishna R. Ponnapati, Rigoberto C. Advincula

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A non-fluorinated polythiophene film with dual superhydrophobic and superoleophilic wetting properties involving 2D assembly of polystyrene (PS) latex particles and electropolymerization is demonstrated. The phenomenon is stable at a wide range of temperatures and pH. It is easily and rapidly reversed with voltage or surfactant coincident with electrochromism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3207-3213
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 26
Externally publishedYes


  • conducting polymers
  • oleophobic
  • polythiophenes
  • superhydrophobic/philic materials
  • superoleophilic materials

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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