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Sonochemically produced polydopamine nanocapsules with selective antimicrobial activity

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Abstract

A facile, versatile, and one-pot sonochemical synthesis of polydopamine (PDA)-nanocapsules from dopamine is reported. The nanocapsules (227 ± 25 nm) can encapsulate hydrophobic substances while retaining the reactivity of PDA toward nucleophilic reactions, enabling facile surface modification for different applications. PDA nanocapsules are nontoxic to mammalian cells while Cu-containing PDA capsules demonstrate strong (99.9%) and rapid (15 min) bactericidal activity.

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The article was received on 25 Oct 2012, accepted on 07 Jan 2013 and first published on 14 Jan 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC37762H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 5721-5723
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    Sonochemically produced polydopamine nanocapsules with selective antimicrobial activity

    G. Yeroslavsky, M. Richman, L. Dawidowicz and S. Rahimipour, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 5721
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC37762H

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