Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Chemistry

Title

Potassium ion-mediated synthesis of highly water-soluble dendritically functionalized melanins

Language

English

Abstract

A series of melanin derivatives has been prepared by functionalization with dendritic azobenzene molecules under basic conditions with (K 2CO3) and without (Et3N) a potassium ion. The dendritic melanins treated with K2CO3 show excellent solubility in water and tetrahydrofuran. This may be due to the multivalent chelating properties between the heteroatoms of melanin and potassium ions. These highly soluble dendritic melanins were coupled with TiO2 nanotube arrays easily for enhanced photocurrent generation. © 2014 the Partner Organisations.

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

New Journal of Chemistry

Volume

38

Issue

8

Start Page

3362

End Page

3366

Publisher

Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI

10.1039/C4NJ00318G

Link to Publisher's Edition

http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4NJ00318G

ISSN (print)

11440546

ISSN (electronic)

13699261

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