For more water-repelling chemistry, check out this great graphic from our friends at C&EN and Compound Interest: <a href="http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i15/Periodic-graphics-Water-repelling-chemistry.html" target="_blank" rel=”nofollow”>http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i15/Periodic-graphics-Water-repelling-chemistry.html
Raincoats, car windshields, waterproof phones: They all use a little chemistry to stay dry. Inspired by nature, chemists use extremely water-fearing, or superhydrophobic, coatings to repel water from surfaces to keep them dry. Watch as the Reactions team uses a high-speed camera and some brave volunteers to bring the science of staying dry to life.
Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.
Neelesh Patankar, Ph.D.
Robin Ras, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.