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Exploiting pollen and sporopollenin for the sustainable production of microstructures

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Pollen grains are microstructures produced in very large quantities in Nature. Their main structural component, spopropollenin, is a very resistant organic polymer presenting numerous hydroxyl functional groups. This abundant and renewable source of hollow grains can be used as a mould, functionalized and filled in order to obtain versatile and inexpensive drug carriers, catalysts and even microscopic electric devices.

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Submitted
09 Oct 2019
Accepted
07 Dec 2019
First published
09 Dec 2019

New J. Chem., 2020,44, 647-652
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Exploiting pollen and sporopollenin for the sustainable production of microstructures

C. S. Pomelli, F. D’Andrea, A. Mezzetta and L. Guazzelli, New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 647
DOI: 10.1039/C9NJ05082E

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