Advanced Materials

Efficient Separation of Dyes by Mucin: Toward Bioinspired White-Luminescent Devices

Authors

  • Netta Hendler,

    1. School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
    2. University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
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  • Bogdan Belgorodsky,

    1. School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
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  • Elad D. Mentovich,

    1. School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
    2. University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
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  • Michael Gozin,

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
    • School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel.
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  • Shachar Richter

    Corresponding author
    1. School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
    2. University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel
    • School of Chemistry, Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69998, Israel.
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Abstract

Nature's ability to form stable and controllable host-guest systems is exploited to construct a new type of robust matrix biomaterial, which is used for the formation of protein luminescent films and devices. This simple methodology involves the extraordinary capabilities of mucin proteins to host hydrophobic dyes. It is shown that large variety of luminescent films can be formed.<?br?>

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