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, D. Klinger

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6173-6178
Number of pages6
JournalSoft matter
Volume11
Issue number31
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Wang, C. X., Braendle, A., Menyo, M. S., Pester, C. W., Perl, E. E., Arias, I., Hawker, C. J., & Klinger, D. (2015). Catechol-based layer-by-layer assembly of composite coatings: A versatile platform to hierarchical nano-materials. Soft matter, 11(31), 6173-6178. https://doi.org/10.1039/c5sm01374g