Journal article

Multiligand Metal-Phenolic Assembly from Green Tea Infusions

Md Arifur Rahim, Mattias Bjornmalm, Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Yi Ju, Srinivas Mettu, Michael G Leeming, Frank Caruso

ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

The synthesis of hybrid functional materials using the coordination-driven assembly of metal-phenolic networks (MPNs) is of interest in diverse areas of materials science. To date, MPN assembly has been explored as monoligand systems (i.e., containing a single type of phenolic ligand) where the phenolic components are primarily obtained from natural sources via extraction, isolation, and purification processes. Herein, we demonstrate the fabrication of MPNs from a readily available, crude phenolic source-green tea (GT) infusions. We employ our recently introduced rust-mediated continuous assembly strategy to prepare these GT MPN systems. The resulting hollow MPN capsules contain multiple phe..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme


Awarded by ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) under the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme (FL120100030), and by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (Project No. CE140100036). This work was performed in part at the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility.