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Self-healing polymers

Sticky when wet

Inspired by the chemistry of adhesive proteins in mussels, hydrogels can now be made to self-heal in water without the aid of metal chelates.

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Wilker, J. Sticky when wet. Nature Mater 13, 849–850 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4070

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