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Surface microstructure engenders unusual hydrophobicity in phyllosilicates

We present a mechanism of intriguing polar hydrophobicity of a series of naturally formed minerals: their surface cavities can effectively trap water molecules, and the water trapping remarkably disrupts the hydrogen bond interaction among interfacial water and leads to considerable hydrophobicity. Diminishing wate

Authors:   Xinwen Ou; Zhang Lin; Jingyuan Li
Journal:   Chemical Communication
DOI:   10.1039/C8CC02102C
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