Colorless multifunctional coatings inspired by polyphenols found in tea, chocolate, and wine

T. S. Sileika, D. G. Barrett, R. Zhang, K. H. A. Lau, P. B. Messersmith

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Abstract

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).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10766-10770
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume52
Issue number41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2013

Keywords

  • layer
  • coatings
  • multifunctional materials
  • nanoparticles
  • polyphenols
  • surface chemistry plant polyphenols
  • tannic-acid
  • antioxidants
  • adsorption
  • capsules
  • polymer

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