A simple and time-saving approach for preparing self-cleaning superhydrophobic silica coatings using a dip-coating technique is reported in this study. Commercially available silica particles were modified with methyl groups using methyltrichlorosilane as a modifying agent. By adopting a multi-layer deposition process, a superhydrophobic silica coating with a water contact angle of 153°±2° and roll-off angle of 8°±1° was obtained. The prepared silica coating exhibited excellent self-cleaning performance; moreover, it was able to maintain superhydrophobicity under the impact of a water jet. This method could be an effective strategy for fabricating self-cleaning superhydrophobic surfaces for promising industrial applications.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry