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Mussel-mimetic Hydrogels with Defined Cross-linkers Achieved by Controlled Catechol Dimerization Exhibiting Tough Adhesion for Wet Biological Tissues

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.

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The article was received on 14 Sep 2017, accepted on 09 Oct 2017 and first published on 11 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07215E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Mussel-mimetic Hydrogels with Defined Cross-linkers Achieved by Controlled Catechol Dimerization Exhibiting Tough Adhesion for Wet Biological Tissues

    P. Zhao, K. Wei, Q. Feng, H. Chen, D. S. H. Wong, X. Chen, C. Wu and L. Bian, Chem. Commun., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7CC07215E

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