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Functional surface modification inspired by the mussel adhesive protein - the most stable adhesive in nature


Permanent and stable surface coatings are suitable to be achieved on medically relevant metals (e.g. titanium) and glass via trimeric catechol derivatives. Furthermore, various active agent molecules such as PEG, antibiotics, enzymes and other biomolecules may be coupled to natural molecules by means of simple chemical reactions (?click reactions?). The new tripodal ligands offer considerable advantages in comparison to the state of the art monovalent metal binders currently used.

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