Congratulations to Brylee D. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan and Max Ney on the publication of their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces!

Congratulations to Brylee D. Tiu, Peyman Delparastan, and Max Ney on the publication of their paper in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces!
In this work, pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) were synthesized by copolymerization of dopamine methacrylamide (DMA) with common PSA monomers, with careful attention paid to the effects of catechol on adhesive and cohesive properties. A combination of microscopic and macroscopic adhesion assays were used to study the effect of catechol on adhesion performance of acrylic PSAs. We observed stark increases in shear and peel adhesion for the catecholic adhesives over PSAs with noncatecholic motifs, further underlining the benefits of catechols in PSAs.

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Enhanced Adhesion and Cohesion of Bioinspired Dry/Wet Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces2019, 11, 31, 28296-28306