Title

Polydopamine: a bioinspired adhesive and surface modification platform

ACS Citation

Feinberg, H.; Hanks, Tim. " Polydopamine: a bioinspired adhesive and surface modification platform." Polym Int, 2022, 71,5, 578-582.

Abstract

Polydopamine is a biopolymer that is gaining widespread interest as a surface modifying agent due to its simplicity of prepa- ration, versatility and biocompatibility. The material was first described during electrochemical studies of dopamine, but rec- ognition of its structural similarity to key components of mussel adhesive proteins, which are able to adhere to a diverse range of surfaces in water, has led to its incorporation into a host of composite materials. This review will examine some of the emerging investigations into the complex mechanism of polydopamine formation, proposed structures and potential applications, with an emphasis on its use in biomedicine.

Source Name

Polymer International

Publication Date

12-18-2022

Volume

71

Issue

5

Page(s)

578–582

Document Type

Article

Citation Type

Article

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