Journal article

Phenolic Building Blocks for the Assembly of Functional Materials

Md Arifur Rahim, Samantha L Kristufek, Shuaijun Pan, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2019

Abstract

Phenolic materials have long been known for their use in inks, wood coatings, and leather tanning. However, there has recently been a renewed interest in engineering advanced materials from phenolic building blocks. The intrinsic properties of phenolic compounds, such as metal chelation, hydrogen bonding, pH responsiveness, redox potentials, radical scavenging, polymerization, and light absorbance, have made them a distinct class of structural motifs for the synthesis of functional materials. Materials prepared from phenolic compounds often retain many of these useful properties with synergistic effects in applications ranging from catalysis to biomedicine. This Review provides an overview o..

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Grants

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


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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) 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 Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1135806).