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Preserving the adhesion of catechol-conjugated hydrogels by thiourea–quinone coupling

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Abstract

Mussel adhesion has inspired the development of catechol-based adhesive polymers. However, conventional strategies require basic pH conditions and lead to the loss of adhesion. To solve the problem, we report the first attempt to use thiourea-functionalized polymers for preserving hydrogel adhesion. We believe that this simple thiourea–quinone coupling chemistry is instrumental to synthetic adhesive materials.

Graphical abstract: Preserving the adhesion of catechol-conjugated hydrogels by thiourea–quinone coupling

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Submitted
28 Jun 2016
Accepted
25 Sep 2016
First published
10 Oct 2016

Biomater. Sci., 2016,4, 1726-1730
Article type
Communication

Preserving the adhesion of catechol-conjugated hydrogels by thiourea–quinone coupling

Y. J. Xu, K. Wei, P. Zhao, Q. Feng, C. K. K. Choi and L. Bian, Biomater. Sci., 2016, 4, 1726
DOI: 10.1039/C6BM00434B

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