Using self-polymerized dopamine to modify the antifouling property of oligo(ethylene glycol) self-assembled monolayers and its application in cell patterning.

We report a one-step, mild method to modify antifouling oligo(ethylene glycol)-terminated self-assembled monolayers. We demonstrate for the first time that self-polymerized dopamine, previously reported as an underwater adhesive, can be patterned on typical antifouling surfaces by microfluidic patterning or microcontact printing. The patterns can be applied… CONTINUE READING