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Elucidation of the chemical composition of avian melanin

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Our understanding of the chemical composition of melanin remains limited, due to a paucity of direct measurements. Avian feathers have an unparalleled diversity of melanin-based color mirroring their complex chemistry. Synchrotron-based photoionization mass spectrometry is used to determine the chemical composition of melanin from samples of black, brown, grey and iridescent feathers.

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The article was received on 03 Jul 2014, accepted on 21 Aug 2014 and first published on 21 Aug 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06606E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 40396-40399
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    Elucidation of the chemical composition of avian melanin

    S. Y. Liu, M. D. Shawkey, D. Parkinson, T. P. Troy and M. Ahmed, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 40396
    DOI: 10.1039/C4RA06606E

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