Bruce Lee (BioMed) published a review article in Chemical Society Reviews entitled “Catechol-functionalized hydrogels: biomimetic design, adhesion mechanism, and biomedical applications.”
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This review compiles state-of-the-art examples and details progress in the design and development of adhesive hydrogel materials based on mussel-inspired catechol chemistry. From a fundamental perspective, two main aspects have been examined: the role of water in undermining adhesion in hydrogels and the adhesive mechanism involving catechol-containing adhesives and coatings.