Self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs) with exceptional syneresis-induced anti-sticking properties against viscous emulsions and ices

  title={Self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs) with exceptional syneresis-induced anti-sticking properties against viscous emulsions and ices},
  author={Chihiro Urata and Gary J. Dunderdale and Matt W. England and Atsushi Hozumi},
  journal={Journal of Materials Chemistry},
“Self-lubricating organogels (SLUGs)” are successfully prepared via a simple crosslinking reaction of polydimethylsiloxanes in the presence of several organic liquids. Due to the syneresis of organogels, a liquid layer is continuously formed on the topmost SLUG surfaces under appropriate conditions. The resulting surfaces show multi-liquid repellency, regenerative superhydrophobicity, and thermo-sensitive anti-icing properties. 
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