Journal article

Oxidation-Mediated Kinetic Strategies for Engineering Metal-Phenolic Networks

Qi-Zhi Zhong, Shiyao Li, Jingqu Chen, Ke Xie, Shuaijun Pan, Joseph J Richardson, Frank Caruso

Angewandte Chemie International Edition | Wiley - V C H Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA | Published : 2019

Abstract

The tunable growth of metal–organic materials has implications for engineering particles and surfaces for diverse applications. Specifically, controlling the self‐assembly of metal–phenolic networks (MPNs), an emerging class of metal–organic materials, is challenging, as previous studies suggest that growth often terminates through kinetic trapping. Herein, kinetic strategies were used to temporally and spatially control MPN growth by promoting self‐correction of the coordinating building blocks through oxidation‐mediated MPN assembly. The formation and growth mechanisms were investigated and used to engineer films with microporous structures and continuous gradients. Moreover, reactive oxyg..

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Grants

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


Awarded by ARC Discovery Project


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 Centre (ARC) of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036) and an ARC Discovery Project (DP170103331). F.C. acknowledges the award of a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (GNT1135806).