Self-Healable Materials for Underwater Applications

Tan Phat Huynh, M Khatib, H Haick

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The development of new advanced materials with self-healing ability targeting underwater applications is reviewed. This challenging task requires a particular approach of water-insensitive dynamic chemistries. Among them, the nature-inspired group of catechol-based functional materials is widely utilized due to the proof of the success of the mussel byssus on underwater self-healing and adhesion. Interestingly, self-healing can be manipulated on demand by incorporating active materials such as redox species or magnetic particles into the matrix of the self-healing polymer. Finally, the underwater applications of these self-healing materials, as a proof of concept of some electrochemical and electronic devices are relatively novel at the moment. However, these materials are expected to make a large impact on technologies in the near future.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)
Number of pages11
JournalAdvanced Materials Technologies
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • catechol
  • device
  • underwater
  • self-healing

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