The deposition of polydopamine (PDA) films on surfaces, a versatile deposition method with respect to the nature of the used substrate, is unfortunately accompanied by deposition of insoluble precipitates in solution after a prolonged oxidation time of dopamine solutions. Therefore, there is evident interest to find methods able to stop the deposition of PDA on surfaces and to simultaneously control the self-assembly of PDA in solution to get stable colloidal aggregates. In addition to proposed methods relying on the use of polymers like poly(vinyl alcohol) and proteins like human serum albumin, we show herein that boric acid is an efficient adjuvant that is simultaneously able to stop the self-assembly of PDA in solution as well as on surfaces and to change the adhesive properties of the resulting PDA coatin

Boric Acid as an Efficient Agent for the Control of Polydopamine Self-Assembly and Surface Properties

D'Ischia, Marco;
2018-01-01

Abstract

The deposition of polydopamine (PDA) films on surfaces, a versatile deposition method with respect to the nature of the used substrate, is unfortunately accompanied by deposition of insoluble precipitates in solution after a prolonged oxidation time of dopamine solutions. Therefore, there is evident interest to find methods able to stop the deposition of PDA on surfaces and to simultaneously control the self-assembly of PDA in solution to get stable colloidal aggregates. In addition to proposed methods relying on the use of polymers like poly(vinyl alcohol) and proteins like human serum albumin, we show herein that boric acid is an efficient adjuvant that is simultaneously able to stop the self-assembly of PDA in solution as well as on surfaces and to change the adhesive properties of the resulting PDA coatin
boric acid; growth cessation; polydopamine; Materials Science (all)
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