Mussel-inspired Polymers: Recent Trends

Marine mussel-inspired polymers were fashioned either by direct synthesis from catechol-containing monomers or chemical modification of existing polymers

Saad Moulay

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • Marine mussel-inspired polymers were fashioned either by direct synthesis from catechol-containing monomers or chemical modification of existing polymers
  • A number of natural and synthetic polymers were subjected to functionalization
  • Mussel, and affording materials with specific properties that are related to their adhesion ability
  • This review highlights the various applications of mussel-inspired polymers, worked out
  • Units attached to the polymer matrixes are 3,4-dihydroxyphenyl-L-alanine and dopamine
  • Polymers can be realized via oxidation with oxidants and coordination with transition

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