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Strong Biomimetic Immobilization of Pt-Particle Catalyst on ABS Substrate Using Polydopamine and Its Application for Contact-Lens Cleaning with H2O2

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Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Menicon Co., Ltd., Kasugai, Aichi 487-0032, Japan
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Nanomaterials 2020, 10(1), 114; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010114
Received: 13 November 2019 / Revised: 31 December 2019 / Accepted: 2 January 2020 / Published: 7 January 2020
Polydopamine (PDA)—a known adhesive coating material—was used herein to strongly immobilize a Pt-particle catalyst on an acrylonitrile–butadiene–styrene copolymer (ABS) substrate. Previous studies have shown that the poor adhesion between Pt particles and ABS surfaces is a considerable problem, leading to low catalytic durability for H2O2 decomposition during contact-lens cleaning. First, the ABS substrate was coated with PDA, and the PDA film was evaluated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Second, Pt particles were immobilized on the PDA-coated ABS substrate (ABS-PDA) using the electron-beam irradiation reduction method. The Pt particles immobilized on ABS-PDA (Pt/ABS-PDA) were observed using a scanning electron microscope. The Pt-loading weight was measured by inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy. Third, the catalytic activity of the Pt/ABS-PDA was evaluated as the residual H2O2 concentration after immersing it in a 35,000-ppm H2O2 solution (the target value was less than 100 ppm). The catalytic durability was evaluated as the residual H2O2 concentration after repeated use. The PDA coating drastically improved both the catalytic activity and durability because of the high Pt-loading weight and strong adhesion among Pt particles, PDA, and the ABS substrate. Plasma treatment prior to PDA coating further improved the catalytic durability. View Full-Text
Keywords: catalytic durability; polydopamine (PDA); strong adhesion; supported catalyst; H2O2 decomposition catalytic durability; polydopamine (PDA); strong adhesion; supported catalyst; H2O2 decomposition
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Ohkubo, Y.; Aoki, T.; Kaibara, D.; Seino, S.; Mori, O.; Sasaki, R.; Endo, K.; Yamamura, K. Strong Biomimetic Immobilization of Pt-Particle Catalyst on ABS Substrate Using Polydopamine and Its Application for Contact-Lens Cleaning with H2O2. Nanomaterials 2020, 10, 114.

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