Chapter 1Bioinspired Polydopamine and Composites for Biomedical Applications

Ziyauddin Khan1, Ravi Shanker1, Dooseung Um1, Amit Jaiswal2 and Hyunhyub Ko1

1Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), School of Energy & Chemical Engineering, UNIST-gil 50, Ulsan, 44919, Republic of Korea

2BioX centre, School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, Kamand, Mandi, 175005, Himachal Pradesh, India

1.1 Introduction

Understanding the systems and functions existing in nature and mimicking them led researchers to discover novel materials and systems useful in all disciplines of science, whether it is chemistry, biology, electronics, or materials science [1, 2]. Numerous biopolymers (carbohydrates and proteins) such as ...

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