This research was supported by grants from Baxter Healthcare and NIH (grant number R37 DE014193). T.S.S. was funded by a National Science Foundation graduate fellowship (grant number GRFP 2011124091) and the Ryan Fellowship. We would like to thank Prof. Vinzenz Unger for technical advice and for use of the anaerobic glove box.
Colorless Multifunctional Coatings Inspired by Polyphenols Found in Tea, Chocolate, and Wine†
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 41, pages 10766–10770, October 4, 2013
How to Cite
Sileika, T. S., Barrett, D. G., Zhang, R., Lau, K. H. A. and Messersmith, P. B. (2013), Colorless Multifunctional Coatings Inspired by Polyphenols Found in Tea, Chocolate, and Wine . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 10766–10770. doi: 10.1002/anie.201304922
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 7 JUN 2013
- Funded Access
- Baxter Healthcare
- NIH. Grant Number: R37 DE014193
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: GRFP 2011124091
- Ryan Fellowship
- multifunctional materials;
- surface chemistry
Polyphenolic compounds present in tea, red wine, and chocolate form thin adherent polyphenol films on substrates through spontaneous adsorption from solution. From this observation emerged a versatile and comprehensive approach to surface modification of a variety of solid, porous, and nanoparticulate substrates composed of metals, ceramics, and polymers (see picture; ROS=reactive oxygen species).