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A melanin-inspired pro-oxidant system for dopa(mine) polymerization: mimicking the natural casing process

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Abstract

An oxygen-dependent biomimetic system for DOPA, dopamine and norepinephrine polymerization exploiting the redox properties of a 5-S-cysteinylDOPA (CD)-melanin polymer is disclosed. Kinetic, chemical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) evidence indicates conversion of DOPA into a black insoluble polymer encapsulating the active CD-melanin core.

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The article was received on 22 Jun 2011, accepted on 05 Aug 2011 and first published on 22 Aug 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13731J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 10308-10310
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    A melanin-inspired pro-oxidant system for dopa(mine) polymerization: mimicking the natural casing process

    G. Greco, L. Panzella, G. Gentile, M. E. Errico, C. Carfagna, A. Napolitano and M. d'Ischia, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10308
    DOI: 10.1039/C1CC13731J

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