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Facile Preparation of Mussel-inspired Adhesives: Synthesis, Tunable Adhesive Force, and Surface Coatings

Author:
Heo, Jinhwa
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Materials
Degree Supervisor:
Craig J. Hawker
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2013
Issued Date:
2013
Topics:
Engineering, Materials Science
Keywords:
Surface treatment
Catechol
Adhesive properties
Imprint lithography
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Description:

The improvement of polymer properties is mainly achieved by adjusting the functionality of the polymer and changing its architecture. Developing novel materials by changing polymeric architecture and substituting functionality is attracting considerable attention from the polymer science; especially the preparation of the biomimetic polymers. Marine organisms such as mussel, barnacle and oyster stick on the wet surfaces using their adhesive proteins. These adhesions are rapid, strong, and reversible enough to survive under the conditions of the sea. The first part of this thesis is focused on the developing the facile and efficient ways to synthesize the biomimetic molecules with adhesive functionalities of marine organisms. Second, their adhesive forces was controlled through synthesis and fabrication of the novel adhesive polymeric system. Finally, versatile applicable ways to use these synthetic polymers with catecholic functionality were studied.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (174 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3fj2dv8
ISBN:
9781303425721
Catalog System Number:
990040770490203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Jinhwa Heo
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