Chinese researchers report a facile mussel-inspired approach to introduce functional biopolymer coatings to shield AgNP-loaded oxidised carbon nanotubes (AgNPs@oCNT), as well as to modify the interface properties.
Scientists have led the development of a new material that can repair itself at body temperature. The polymer opens the door to new self-healing wound dressings for use in medicine. Other potential applications include self-healing vehicle paint.
Researchers from Laboratory of Macromolecular Photochemistry and Engineering, University of Haute-Alsace in Mulhouse, France, investigated the light-triggered polymerisation of dopamine through a photoinduced pH jump.
In a study, Polish researchers examined polyurethane powder clear coating systems consisting of polyester resin, blocked polyisocyanate and hydrotalcites (HT) intercalated with carbonate, aminododecanate, and ethylenediaminetetraacetate.