Using in-situ grafting of nitrocatechols the surface will be functionalized. Under the right circumstances the catechols may coordinate metal ions which may also coordinate a hydrogel based also on catechols.
The reversibility of the system is based on the reversible character of the catechols, which may be controlled with either electrochemistry or pH.
This is the Wiki for the project 'Reversible Adhesives'. On the pages to the left you can find lab journals covering the work done in the lab. With time, I may add standard procedures and methods as they develop over the course of the project.