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Issue 9, 2017

Robust mussel-inspired coatings for controlled zinc ion release

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Abstract

Although mussel-inspired coatings have been extensively studied, most of them suffer from high-cost preparation, poor mechanical strength and low abrasion resistance, which impede them from practical applications. In this study, we report the synthesis of low-cost but robust mussel-inspired coatings based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), which could continuously release zinc ions at a high release rate when immersed into artificial seawater (ASW). The coating exhibits high mechanical strength, strong adhesion to stainless steel (SS), and excellent anti-abrasion properties. Moreover, a complicated fabrication process is not required for the coating, which makes it a potential candidate for marine antifouling coating.

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Submitted
07 Dec 2016
Accepted
19 Jan 2017
First published
19 Jan 2017

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017,5, 1742-1752
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Paper

Robust mussel-inspired coatings for controlled zinc ion release

Y. Mu, Z. Wu, Y. Ma, J. Zheng, W. Zhang, Z. Sun, X. Wang, D. Pei, L. Li, W. Jiang, J. Hou and X. Wan, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2017, 5, 1742 DOI: 10.1039/C6TB03176E

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