Skip to main content Accessibility help

Preparation of Protonated Titanate Nanotube Films with an Extremely Large Wetting Contrast

  • Y. K. Lai (a1) (a2), Y. X. Tang (a1), D. G. Gong (a1), J. J. Gong (a2), Y. C. Chen (a2), C. J. Lin (a2) and Z. Chen (a1)...


A facile anodic electrophoretic deposition (EPD) process has been developed to prepare thin uniform films consisting of titanate nanotubes (TNTs) that were synthesized by a hydrothermal approach. Such an EPD process offers easy control in the film thickness and the adhesion to the substrate was found to be strong. The chemical composition and structure of the products have been characterized by HRTEM, FESEM, XRD and TG/DTA. It was found that the functionalization of TNTs plays a key role on the electrolyte stability and the successful formation of a uniform TNT film with good adhesion. The as-prepared TNT films show exceptional superhydrophilic behavior with ultra-fast spreading, while it converts to superhydrophobicity yet with high adhesion after 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctyl-triethoxysilane modification. This study provides an interesting method to prepare films with extremely high wettability contrast that are useful for producing different kinds of functional materials.



Hide All
1. Gong, D.W., Grimes, C.A., and Varghese, O.K., J. Mater. Res. 16, 3331 (2001).
2. Macak, J.M., Tsuchiya, H., Ghicov, A., Yasuda, K., Hahn, R., Bauer, S., and Schmuki, P., Curr. Opin. Solid State Mater. Sci. 11, 3 (2007).
3. Lai, Y.K., Zhuang, H.F., Sun, L., Chen, Z., and Lin, C.J., Electrochim. Acta 54, 6536 (2009).
4. Shankar, K., Mor, G.K., Prakasam, H.E., Yoriya, S., Paulose, M., Varghese, O.K., and Grimes, C.A., Nanotechnology 18, 065707 (2007).
5. Liu, Z.Y., Subramania, V., and Misra, M., J. Phys. Chem. C 113, 14028 (2009).
6. Wang, J., and Lin, Z.Q., Chem. Mater. 22, 579 (2010).
7. Lai, Y.K., Sun, L., Chen, Y.C., Zhuang, H.F., Lin, C.J., and Chin, J. W., J. Electrochem. Soc. 153, D123 (2006).
8. Zhuang, H.F., Lin, C.J., Lai, Y.K., Sun, L., and Li, J., Environ. Sci. Technol. 41, 4735 (2007).
9. Lai, Y.K., Huang, J.Y., Zhuang, H.F., Subramaniam, V.P., Tang, Y.X., Gong, D.G., Sundar, L., Sun, L., Chen, Z., and Lin, C.J., J. Hazard. Mater. 184, 855 (2010).
10. Paulose, M., Mor, G.K., Varghese, O.K., Shankar, K., and Grimes, C.A., J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 178, 8 (2006).
11. Gong, J.J., Lai, Y.K., and Lin, C.J., Electrochim. Acta 55, 4776 (2010).
12. Lai, Y.K., Gao, X.F., Zhuang, H.F., Huang, J.Y., Lin, C.J., and Jiang, L., Adv. Mater. 21, 3799 (2009).
13. Wang, D.A., Liu, Y., Liu, X.J., Zhou, F., Liu, W.M., and Xue, Q.J., Chem. Commun. 45, 7018 (2009).
14. Lai, Y.K., Lin, Z.Q., Huang, J.Y., Sun, L., Chen, Z., and Lin, C.J., New J. Chem. 34, 44 (2010).
15. Varghese, O.K., Gong, D.W., Paulose, M., Ong, K.G., Dickey, E.C., and Grimes, C.A., Adv. Mater. 15, 624 (2003).
16. Varghese, O.K., Mor, G.K., Grimes, C.A., Paulose, M., and Mukherjee, N., J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4, 733 (2004).
17. Yang, Y., Lai, Y.K., Zhang, Q.Q., Wu, K., Zhang, L.H., Lin, C.J., and Tang, P.F., Colloids Surf. B 79, 309 (2010).
18. Lai, Y.K., Huang, Y.X., Huang, J.Y., Wang, H., Chen, Z., and Lin, C.J., Colloids Surf. B 76, 117 (2010).
19. Kasuga, T., Hiramatsu, M., Hoson, A., Sekino, T., and Niihara, K., Langmuir 14, 3160 (1998).
20. Ma, R., Sasaki, T., and Bando, Y., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 10382 (2004).
21. Tang, Y.X., Gong, D.G., Lai, Y.K., Shen, Y.Q., Zhang, Y.Y., Tao, J., Lin, C.J., Dong, Z.L., and Chen, Z., J. Mater. Chem. 20, 10169 (2010).
22. Tang, Y.X., Lai, Y.K., Gong, D.G., Goh, K.H., Lim, T.T., Dong, Z.L., and Chen, Z., Chem. Eur. J. 16, 7704 (2010).
23. Lai, Y.K., Chen, Y.C., Zhuang, H.F., and Lin, C.J., Mater. Lett. 62, 3688 (2008).
24. Zhu, H.Y., Lan, Y., Gao, X.P., Ringer, S.P., Zheng, Z.F., Song, D.Y., and Zhao, J.C., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127, 6730 (2005).
25. Morgado, E., de Abreu, M.A.S., Moure, G.T., Marinkovic, B.A., Jardim, P.M., and Araujo, A.S., Chem. Mater. 19, 665 (2007).
26. Hsiao, P., Wang, K., Cheng, C., and Teng, H., J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 188, 19 (2007).
27. Han, C., Hong, D., Kim, I., Gwak, J., Han, S., and Singh, K.C., Sens. Actuator B: Chem. 128, 320 (2007).
28. Miyauchi, M., and Tokudome, H., J. Mater. Chem. 17, 2095 (2007).
29. Lai, Y.K., Huang, J.Y., Gong, J.J., Huang, Y.X., Wang, C.L., Chen, Z., and Lin, C.J., Electrochem. Commun. 11, 2268 (2009).
30. Tian, Z.R.R., Voigt, J.A., Liu, J., Mckenzie, B., and Xu, H.F., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 125, 12384 (2003).
31. Gao, B., Yue, G.Z., Qiu, Q., Cheng, Y., Shimoda, H., Fleming, L., and Zhou, O., Adv. Mater. 13, 1770 (2001).
32. Kim, G.S., Ansari, S.G., Seo, H.K., Kim, Y.S., and Shin, H.S., J. Appl. Phys. 101, 024314 (2007).
33. Lai, Y.K., Huang, J.Y., Gong, J.J., Huang, Y.X., Wang, C.L., Chen, Z., and Lin, C.J., J. Electrochem. Soc. 156, D480 (2009).
34. Lai, Y.K., Lin, C.J., Wang, H., Huang, J.Y., Zhuang, H.F., and Sun, L., Electrochem. Commun. 10, 387 (2008).
35. Feng, L., Li, S.H., Li, Y.S., Li, H.J., Zhang, L.J., Zhai, J., Song, Y.L., Liu, B.Q., Jiang, L., and Zhu, D.B., Adv. Mater. 14, 1857 (2002).
36. Yao, X., Chen, Q., Xu, L., Li, Q., Song, Y.L., Gao, X.F., Quéré, D., and Jiang, L., Adv. Funct. Mater. 20, 656 (2010).
37. Lai, Y.K., Lin, C.J., Huang, J.Y., Zhuang, H.F., Sun, L., and Nguyen, T., Langmuir 24, 3867 (2008).
38. Chen, X.H., Yang, G.B., Kong, L.H., Dong, D., Yu, L.G., Chen, J.M., and Zhang, P.Y., Cryst. Growth Des. 9, 2656 (2009).
39. Lee, W., Park, B.G., Kim, D.H., Ahn, D.J., Park, Y., Lee, S.H., and Lee, K.B., Langmuir 26, 1412 (2010).
40. Liu, M.J., Zheng, Y.M., Zhai, J., and Jiang, L., Acc. Chem. Res. 43, 368 (2010).


Preparation of Protonated Titanate Nanotube Films with an Extremely Large Wetting Contrast

  • Y. K. Lai (a1) (a2), Y. X. Tang (a1), D. G. Gong (a1), J. J. Gong (a2), Y. C. Chen (a2), C. J. Lin (a2) and Z. Chen (a1)...


Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed.