Cutin-based devices, coatings and methods of producing such devices and coatings are presented herein. Cutin-like materials (CLMs) are presented which mimic and adapt coatings found in nature for the next generation of functional coatings. Cutin has several advantages including excellent UV resistance, natural resistance to bacteria and viruses, noncorrosive, and stability under abrupt changes in temperature and environment. CLMs can be engineered at the nanoscale and readily impregnated with metals and metal oxides materials.
Alcantar, Norma Arcelia; Toomey, Ryan Gates; Guo, Fei; Veisi, Zeinab; and Peng, Tunan, "Cutin-like materials with advanced functionalities and methods of manufacture" (2019). USF Patents. 980.
University of South Florida