Biomimetics: Catechol-Based Biomimetic Functional Materials (Adv. Mater. 5/2013)

Authors

  • Josep Sedó,

    1. Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y, Nanotecnología (CIN-CSIC), Edificio CM7, Campus UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Javier Saiz-Poseu,

    1. Fundació Privada Ascamm, Parc Tecnològic del Vallès, Av. Universitat Autònoma, 23 - 08290 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
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  • Felix Busqué,

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

    Corresponding author
    1. Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y, Nanotecnología (CIN-CSIC), Edificio CM7, Campus UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain
    • Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y, Nanotecnología (CIN-CSIC), Edificio CM7, Campus UAB, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain.
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Abstract

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Catechols participate in several natural processes and functions, ranging from the adhesive properties of marine organisms to the storage of certain metals ions. Accordingly, many scientists worldwide have been studying and mimicking these natural systems to develop new active materials and coatings. On page 653, Daniel Ruiz-Molina and co-workers review in detail a wide variety of relevant studies in this area.

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