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.
|Title of host publication||Molecular Technology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Materials Innovation|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2019 Feb 6|
- Block copolymers
- Mussel inspired
- Phase separation