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Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Nanocellulose Sponge

Caption: Demonstration of the oleophilic and at the same time hydrophobic properties of a silylated nanocellulose sponge: A droplet of water (blue) sits on the surface, whereas a droplet of oil (red) is absorbed by the material.

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