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Adhesive with Mussel



There is quite a bit of research available (don't know if there are any
products yet) on the natural adhesive produced by mussels (shellfish) to
attach themselves to underwater structures. The substance would seem to be
ideal for a shoe, since it attaches fibers on the mussel to rocks, pipes,
etc UNDERWATER.

Here are a few links to explore...hope this helps.

George


http://www.expasy.ch/spotlight/articles/sptlt002.html

http://pubweb.acns.nwu.edu/~shull/ref059.htm

http://www.nwu.edu/ttp/technology/abstracts/21034.html

George Goode
Brookhaven National Laboratory
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Upton, NY 11973-5000
goode@bnl.gov
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