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Polydopamine and Polydopamine–Silane Hybrid Surface Treatments in Structural Adhesive Applications

Numerous studies have focused on the remarkable adhesive properties of polydopamine, which can bind to substrates with a wide range of surface energies, even under aqueous conditions. This behavior suggests that polydopamine may be an attractive option as a surface treatment in structural bonding applications, where good bond durability is required. Here, we assessed polydopamine as a surface treatment for bonding aluminum plates with an epoxy resin. A model epoxy adhesive consisting of diglycidyl ether of bisphenol A (DGEBA) and Jeffamine D230 polyetheramine was employed, and lap shear measurements (ASTM D1002 10) were made (i) under dry conditions to examine initial bond strength and (ii) after exposure to hot/wet (63 °C in water for 14 days) conditions to assess bond durability. Surprisingly, our results showed that polydopamine alone as a surface treatment provided no benefit beyond that obtained by exposing the substrates to an alkaline solution of tris buffer used for the deposition of polydopamine....

Authors:   Ngon T. Tran; David P. Flanagan; Joshua A. Orlicki; Joseph L. Lenhart; Kenneth L. Proctor; Daniel B. Knorr, Jr.
Journal:   Langmuir
Year:   2018
DOI:   10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03178
Publication date:   18-Jan-2018
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  • substrates
  • solution
  • LAP
  • deposition
  • ASTM
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