Progetto di ricerca

MUSSEL - PRIN2017-2017YJMPZN (DCM.AD006.190)

Area tematica

Scienze chimiche e tecnologie dei materiali

Area progettuale

Chimica e tecnologia dei materiali (DCM.AD006)

Struttura responsabile del progetto di ricerca

Istituto per i Polimeri, Compositi e Biomateriali (IPCB)

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Mussel-inspired adhesive polymers, of which polydopamine (PDA) is a leading model, attract considerable interest in biomaterials science, nanomedicine and tissue engineering
for surface functionalization and for nanostructured and composite systems. To meet the increasing demand of wet adhesives and surface functionalization technologies for
biomedical applications, there is a need to better understand the structure, properties and adhesion mechanisms of PDA, to set up versatile functionalization methodologies
toward chemical diversity, and to develop next-generation adhesive polymers that better replicate the strong, instant and durable wet adhesion of mussel byssus for new
functional materials, nanostructures and coatings. The MUSSEL proposal involves 6 Research Units and is organized in 3 workpackages: WP1: Biomimetic chemistry and
modeling; WP2: Surface functionalization and tailoring; WP3: Nanostructure and composite self-assembly. Pillars of the project are: a) the advancement of knowledge on PDA
structure and underwater adhesion; b) innovative methodologies expanding the scope of biomimetic adhesives; c) novel mussel-inspired technological solutions

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Parole chiave

structural chemistry, biomaterials, surface chemistry

Ultimo aggiornamento: 10/12/2023