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Keywords:

  • adhesives;
  • biopolymers;
  • biomimetics;
  • catechols
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The biomimetic adhesion polymer poly[(dopamine acrylamide)-co-(butylamine acrylamide)] shows strong adhesion even in aqueous environments. With single-molecule atomic force microscopy experiments, we show that the adhesion force does not depend on the density of the functional dopamine groups.