Journal article

Engineered Coatings via the Assembly of Amino-Quinone Networks

Qi-Zhi Zhong, Joseph J Richardson, Ai He, Tian Zheng, Rene PM Lafleur, Jianhua Li, Wen-Ze Qiu, Denzil Furtado, Shuaijun Pan, Zhi-Kang Xu, Ling-Shu Wan, Frank Caruso

ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2020

Abstract

Engineering coatings with precise physicochemical properties allows for control over the interface of a material and its interactions with the surrounding environment. However, assembling coatings with well-defined properties on different material classes remains a challenge. Herein, we report a co-assembly strategy to precisely control the structure and properties (e.g., thickness, adhesion, wettability, and zeta potential) of coatings on various materials (27 substrates examined) using quinone and polyamine building blocks. By increasing the length of the amine building blocks from small molecule diamines to branched amine polymers, we tune the properties of the films, including the thickn..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China


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


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


Awarded by Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (51873192 and 51522305) and Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (LZ20E030002) is gratefully acknowledged. This research was also conducted and funded by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (project number CE140100036). F.C. acknowledges the award of a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (GNT1135806). R.L. acknowledges the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research for a Rubicon postdoctoral fellowship (project 019.182EN.034). We thank Shiyao Li for assistance with preparation of the schematics in Figure 4. This work was performed in part at the Mass Spectrometry, Proteomics Facility (MSPF), and Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the University of Melbourne.