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- adj. Very oleophobic.
To date, the researchers have only tested diesel or hexadecane fuel but the team has plans to test other oils such as benzene toluene zylene. research team led by chemical engineer Robert Cohen and mechanical engineer Gareth McKinley has created what it claims are the first "superoleophobic," or oil-repellant surfaces.
The MIT researchers found that the surfaces are both superoleophobic and also superhydrophobic, or water repelling.
Last year, the MIT group, led by chemical engineer Robert Cohen and mechanical engineer Gareth McKinley, created the first superoleophobic, or oil-repellant, surfaces.