Tailoring melanins for bioelectronics: Polycysteinyldopamine as an ion conducting redox-responsive polydopamine variant for pro-oxidant thin films

Nicola Fyodor Della Vecchia, Riccardo Marega, Marianna Ambrico, Mariagrazia Iacomino, Raffaella Micillo, Alessandra Napolitano, Davide Bonifazi, Marco D'Ischia

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Polycysteinyldopamine (pCDA), a red hair-inspired polydopamine-like polymer with ionic conductor behavior, can produce smooth and highly adhesive thin films and coatings on quartz, glass and other surfaces, and is shown to markedly accelerate the autoxidation of glutathione at physiological pH via an efficient redox exchange process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6525-6531
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry C
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015


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