Self-healing cellulose nanocrystal-stabilized droplets for water collection under oil

Xinxing Lin, Wei Ma, Lihui Chen, Liulian Huang, Hui Wu, Atsushi Takahara

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The removal of small water droplets from oils is imperative because oils can easily be contaminated or deteriorated by water during transportation, storage and usage. Here, we report superhydrophobic magnetic cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) nanoparticles, which are capable of removing tiny water droplets from oil by forming under oil particle-stabilized droplets. These particle-stabilized droplets can be collected and moved by a magnetic force, and self-healed upon damage by an external force.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9308-9311
Number of pages4
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number46
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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