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Biomimetics 2017, 2(3), 12; doi:10.3390/biomimetics2030012

Composite Materials and Films Based on Melanins, Polydopamine, and Other Catecholamine-Based Materials

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Faculté de Chirurgie Dentaire, Université de Strasbourg, 8 rue Sainte Elisabeth, 67000 Strasbourg, France
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Unité Mixte de Recherche 1121, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, 11 rue Humann, 67085 Strasbourg Cedex, France
Academic Editors: Marco d'Ischia and Daniel Ruiz-Molina
Received: 8 May 2017 / Revised: 24 June 2017 / Accepted: 26 June 2017 / Published: 6 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioinspired Catechol-based Systems: Chemistry and Applications)
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Abstract

Polydopamine (PDA) is related to eumelanins in its composition and structure. These pigments allow the design, inspired by natural materials, of composite nanoparticles and films for applications in the field of energy conversion and the design of biomaterials. This short review summarizes the main advances in the design of PDA-based composites with inorganic and organic materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: polydopamine; melanin; composite films; core-shell nanoparticles polydopamine; melanin; composite films; core-shell nanoparticles
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Ball, V. Composite Materials and Films Based on Melanins, Polydopamine, and Other Catecholamine-Based Materials. Biomimetics 2017, 2, 12.

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