The generation of information rich materials would also be facilitated by the development of chemically versatile and facile methods to combine different materials and form complex multifunctional structures. In particular, the convenient and chemically versatile polydopamine and polyphenol crosslinking chemistry is being exploited to functionalize material surfaces with diverse biomolecular elements, or to crosslink the biomolecules themselves into multifunctional clusters. Development of this chemically versatile platform will also cross-fertilize the research thrusts of peptoid interfaces and functionalized nanopores. Chemical versatility will also enable rapid screening of different functional combinations and accelerate the development of biointerfaces.

 Functionalization of Nanoporous alumina with polyphenol coatings

Functionalization of Nanoporous alumina with polyphenol coatings

 Crosslinking biomolecules with catechol chemistry

Crosslinking biomolecules with catechol chemistry


 

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