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Biofunctional metal–phenolic films from dietary flavonoids

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We assembled dietary, bioactive flavonoids into a metal coordinated network to form thin, surface-bound films and hollow capsules, overcoming the poor water solubility of free flavonoids. Films formed from quercetin, myricetin, luteolin and fisetin show radical scavenging activity, a renowned feature of their parent flavonoids, and can be reused over multiple cycles. These films are expected to have potential applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

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The article was received on 26 Oct 2016, accepted on 19 Dec 2016 and first published on 03 Jan 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08607A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 1068-1071
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    Biofunctional metal–phenolic films from dietary flavonoids

    N. Bertleff-Zieschang, Md. A. Rahim, Y. Ju, J. A. Braunger, T. Suma, Y. Dai, S. Pan, F. Cavalieri and F. Caruso, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 1068
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CC08607A

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