Antifouling Hydrogels, Coatings, and Methods of Synthesis and Use Thereof
The invention provides an antifouling hydrogel comprising an effective amount of antifouling polymer modified with a compound containing catechol functional groups to yield a modified antifouling polymer comprising at least one catechol functional end group; and an effective amount of at least one oxidizing reagent, wherein the at least one oxidizing reagent reacts with the modified antifouling polymer to provide a modified antifouling polymer comprising at least one oxidized catechol end group, wherein an antifouling hydrogel is provided. Methods of synthesis, methods of use and kits of the antifouling hydrogel are also provided.
MESSERSMITH PHILLIP B [US]; RIVERA JOSE [US]; GONG YONG-KUANG [CN]
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