Catechol-containing polymers: A biomimetic approach for creating novel adhesive and reducing polymers

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Abstract

Mussels adhere strongly to the surface of rocks, plastics, and other materials under seawater. Catechol moieties, which are widely found in the mussel adhesive proteins, have multiple intra- and intermolecular reactivities based on the phenolic hydroxyl groups and end amino groups and these reactivities induce strong adhesion and reductive properties. In this chapter, mussel-inspired polymers with strong adhesion and reduction properties that hold promise for a wide variety of applications have been summarized. ©

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular Technology
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials Innovation
Publisherwiley
Pages53-70
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783527802722
ISBN (Print)9783527341610
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 6

Keywords

  • Adhesives
  • Block copolymers
  • Catechol
  • Mussel inspired
  • Nanoparticles
  • Phase separation
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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