Mussel-mimetic hydrogels with defined cross-linkers achieved: Via controlled catechol dimerization exhibiting tough adhesion for wet biological tissues

Pengchao Zhao, Kongchang Wei, Qian Feng, Heng Chen, Dexter Siu Hong Wong, Xiaoyu Chen, Chia Ching Wu, Liming Bian

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Abstract

The engineering of catechol-based hydrogels to bind to wet biological tissues with high adhesion energy remains a challenge. Herein, fast quinone-nucleophile coupling and dynamic boronate ester bond were used to enhance the interfacial adhesion and bulk cohesion of our dual-crosslinked hydrogels, respectively, for fabricating mussel-mimetic tough adhesives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12000-12003
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number88
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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