Journal article

Expanding the Toolbox of Metal-Phenolic Networks via Enzyme-Mediated Assembly

Qi-Zhi Zhong, Joseph J Richardson, Shiyao Li, Wenjie Zhang, Yi Ju, Jianhua Li, Shuaijun Pan, Jingqu Chen, Frank Caruso

Angewandte Chemie International Edition | Wiley | Published : 2020

Abstract

Functional coatings are of considerable interest because of their fundamental implications for interfacial assembly and promise for numerous applications. Universally adherent materials have recently emerged as versatile functional coatings; however, such coatings are generally limited to catechol, (ortho‐diphenol)‐containing molecules, as building blocks. Here, we report a facile, biofriendly enzyme‐mediated strategy for assembling a wide range of molecules (e.g., 14 representative molecules in this study) that do not natively have catechol moieties, including small molecules, peptides, and proteins, on various surfaces, while preserving the molecule's inherent function, such as catalysis (..

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Grants

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


Awarded by ARC


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 the ARC through a Discovery Project Scheme (DP170103331). F.C. acknowledges the award of a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (GNT1135806). We thank Yutian Ma and Marcin Wojnilowicz (The University of Melbourne) for helpful discussions.