University Chemistry ›› 2023, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (1): 103-110.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202202011

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Discovery, Reactive Mechanism and Applications of Polydopamine

Haonan Peng1,*(), Hong Li2   

  1. 1 Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi'an 710119, China
    2 College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Shiyou University, Xi'an 710065, China
  • Received:2022-02-08 Accepted:2022-04-11 Published:2022-04-20
  • Contact: Haonan Peng


After the discovery in 2007, polydopamine has drawn much attention to the field of surface modification of the materials. This paper reviews the discovery process of polydopamine and its formation reactive mechanism, which further illustrates the application status of polydopamine in the field of sensing, cancer photothermal therapy, and catalysis, and the outlook of future research and applications.

Key words: Polydopamine, Reaction mechanism, Application