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Versatile Nanostructured Materials via Direct Reaction of Functionalized Catechols

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  • Javier Saiz-Poseu,

    1. Fundación Privada ASCAMM, Unidad de Nanotecnología (NANOMM) Parc Tecnològic del Vallès, Av. Universitat Autònoma, 23–08290, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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  • Josep Sedó,

    1. Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y, Nanotecnología (CIN2, CSIC), Esfera UAB, Edificio CM7, Campus UAB, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain
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  • Beatriz García,

    1. Fundación Privada ASCAMM, Unidad de Nanotecnología (NANOMM) Parc Tecnològic del Vallès, Av. Universitat Autònoma, 23–08290, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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  • Cristina Benaiges,

    1. Department de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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  • Teo Parella,

    1. Servei Ressonància Magnètica Nuclear, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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  • Ramon Alibés,

    1. Department de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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  • Jordi Hernando,

    1. Department de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
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  • Felix Busqué,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
    • Department de Química, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Campus UAB, 08193, E-08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain.
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  • Daniel Ruiz-Molina

    Corresponding author
    1. Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y, Nanotecnología (CIN2, CSIC), Esfera UAB, Edificio CM7, Campus UAB, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain
    • Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y, Nanotecnología (CIN2, CSIC), Esfera UAB, Edificio CM7, Campus UAB, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallés, Spain
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Abstract

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A facile one-step polymerization strategy is explored to achieve novel catechol-based materials. Depending on the functionality of the catechol, the as-prepared product can be used to modify at will the surface tension of nano and bulk structures, from oleo-/hydrophobic to highly hydrophilic. A hydrophobic catechol prepared thus polymerized shows the ability to self-assemble as solid nanoparticles with sticky properties in polar solvent media. Such a versatile concept is ideal for the development of catechol-based multifunctional materials.

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