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Luis García-Fernández, Jiaxi Cui, Cristina Serrano, Zahid Shafiq, Radu A. Gropeanu, Verónica San Miguel, Jagoba Iturri Ramos, Miao Wang, Gunther K. Auernhammer, Sandra Ritz, Ali A. Golriz, Rüdiger Berger, Manfred Wagner and Aránzazu del Campo Antibacterial Strategies from the Sea: Polymer-Bound Cl-Catechols for Prevention of Biofilm Formation Advanced Materials 25

Version of Record online: 9 NOV 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201203362

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Inspired by the amino acid 2-chloro-4,5-dihydroxyphenylalanine (Cl-DOPA), present in the composition of the proteinaceous glue of the sandcastle worm Phragmatopoma californica, a simple strategy is presented to confer antifouling properties to polymer surfaces using (but not releasing) a bioinspired biocide. Cl-Dopamine is used to functionalize polymer materials and hydrogel films easily, to prevent biofilm formation on them.

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