Thursday, February 7, 2013

Light-Triggered Adhesion of Water-Soluble Polymers with a Caged Catechol Group

Jin Nishida, Motoyasu Kobayashi, and Atsushi Takahara

The authors use an o-nitrobenzyl protected ("caged") catechol group to form light-triggered to form gels and as a mussel adhesive protein (MAP) mimetic material. The polymer showed excellent stability in both protected and oxidized forms. Gelation/adhesion occurred in 2 hours. Maybe a cross-linking system for us to consider.

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