Structure of polydopamine: a never-ending story?

  title={Structure of polydopamine: a never-ending story?},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Liebscher and Radosław Mr{\'o}wczyński and Holger A. Scheidt and Claudiu Filip and Niculina D Hădade and Rodica Turcu and Attila Bende and Sebastian Beck},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  volume={29 33},
Polydopamine (PDA) formed by the oxidation of dopamine is an important polymer, in particular, for coating various surfaces. It is composed of dihydroxyindole, indoledione, and dopamine units, which are assumed to be covalently linked. Although PDA has been applied in a manifold way, its structure is still under discussion. Similarities have been observed in melanins/eumelanins as naturally occurring, deeply colored polymer pigments derived from L-DOPA. Recently, an alternative structure was… CONTINUE READING
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