Congratulations to Cody on his paper published in Angewandte Chemie!

Congratulations to postdoc Cody Higginson on his paper published in Angewandte Chemie! This paper describes a family of bioinspired small‐molecule resins and main‐chain polybenzoxazines derived from biologically available catechols, which upon thermal curing yielded favorable mechanical properties compared to a commercial benzoxazine resin. These results highlight the utility of bioinspired design and the use of biomolecules in the preparation of high‐performance thermoset resins and adhesives with potential utility in transportation and aerospace industries and applications in advanced composites synthesis.

Other current or former group members that contributed to this work: Katerina Malollari, Sunny Xu, Andrew Kelleghan.

Bioinspired Design Provides High-Strength Benzoxazine Structural Adhesives

Angew. Chem., 2019, 58, 2-11.
https://doi.org/10.1002/anie.201906008Angew Chem TOC Graphic final