Mimicking Biological Phenol Reaction Cascades to Confer Mechanical Function

@inproceedings{Wu2006MimickingBP,
  title={Mimicking Biological Phenol Reaction Cascades to Confer Mechanical Function},
  author={Li-qun Wu and Martin K. McDermott and C. W. Zhu and Reza Ghodssi and Gregory F. Payne},
  year={2006}
}
Phenol reaction cascades are commonly used in nature to create crosslinked materials that perform mechanical functions. These processes are mimicked by electrochemically initiating a reaction cascade to examine if the mechanical properties of a biopolymer film can be predictably altered. Specifically, thin films (≈ 30–45 μm) of the polysaccharide chitosan are cast onto gold-coated silicon wafers, the chitosan-coated wafers are immersed in catechol-containing solutions, and the phenol is… CONTINUE READING

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