Journal article

Spray Assembly of Metal-Phenolic Networks: Formation, Growth, and Applications

Qi-Zhi Zhong, Shuaijun Pan, Md Arifur Rahim, Gyeongwon Yun, Jianhua Li, Yi Ju, Zhixing Lin, Yiyuan Han, Yutian Ma, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso

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

Abstract

Hybrid conformal coatings, such as metal-phenolic networks (MPNs) that are constructed from the coordination-driven assembly of natural phenolic ligands, are of interest in areas including biomedicine, separations, and energy. To date, most MPN coatings have been prepared by immersing substrates in solutions containing the phenolic ligands and metal ions, which is a suitable method for coating small or flexible objects. In contrast, more industrially relevant methods for coating and patterning large substrates, such as spray assembly, have been explored to a lesser extent toward the fabrication of MPNs, particularly regarding the effect of process variables on MPN growth. Herein, a spray ass..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036) and by the ARC through the Discovery Project Scheme (DP170103331). F.C. acknowledges the award of a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1135806).