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Three-dimensional porous material holds enormous potential in the field of life science and environmental protection. In this work, we proposed a facile route for large-scale synthesis of porous PDMS sponge via paraffin oil based emulsion technique. Stable emulsion could be formed by emulsifying water in PDMS solution with the aid of paraffin oil. Moreover, the amount of emulsified water of 5 g PDMS solution is as high as 35 g, and the skeleton of the prepared PDMS sponge still is intact. This method is cost-effective, rapid, and easily scaled-up. The water contact angle of the obtained PDMS sponge is 141.9 ± 1°, and the absorption capacities of the sponges are 13.5-33.3 g/g for various organic solvents. The PDMS sponge only needed 0.069 MPa force to realize the compression ratio of 90%, and it still maintained intact after over 50 cycles of compression. In addition, the porous PDMS sponge exhibited excellent oil absorption and outstanding reusability, which was potentially useful in water purification.
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Name: Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
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The infiltrating of tissue specimens with paraffin, as a supporting substance, to prepare for sectioning with a microtome.
The technique of placing cells or tissue in a supporting medium so that thin sections can be cut using a microtome. The medium can be paraffin wax (PARAFFIN EMBEDDING) or plastics (PLASTIC EMBEDDING) such as epoxy resins.
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Members of a religious denomination founded in the United States during the late 19th century in which active evangelism is practiced, the imminent approach of the millennium is preached, and war and organized government authority in matters of conscience are strongly opposed (from American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed). Jehovah's Witnesses generally refuse blood transfusions and other blood-based treatments based on religious belief.
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