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Catechol-based layer-by-layer assembly of composite coatings: a versatile platform to hierarchical nano-materials

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Abstract

Inspired by the marine mussel's ability to adhere to surfaces underwater, an aqueous catechol-based dip coating platform was developed. Using a catechol-functionalized polyacrylamide binder in combination with inorganic nanoparticles enables the facile fabrication of robust composite coatings via a layer-by-layer process. This modular assembly of well-defined building blocks provides a versatile alternative to electrostatic driven approaches with layer thickness and refractive indices being readily tunable. The platform nature of this approach enables the fabrication of hierarchically ordered nano-materials such as Bragg stacks.

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Submitted
03 Jun 2015
Accepted
02 Jul 2015
First published
07 Jul 2015

Soft Matter, 2015,11, 6173-6178
Article type
Communication

Catechol-based layer-by-layer assembly of composite coatings: a versatile platform to hierarchical nano-materials

C. X. Wang, A. Braendle, M. S. Menyo, C. W. Pester, E. E. Perl, I. Arias, C. J. Hawker and D. Klinger, Soft Matter, 2015, 11, 6173 DOI: 10.1039/C5SM01374G

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