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Photonics 2018, 5(4), 36;

Hairy Polydopamine Particles as Platforms for Photonic and Magnetic Materials

Division of Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology, Graduate School of Engineering, Chiba University, 1-33 Yayoi-cho, Inage-ku, Chiba 263-8522, Japan
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Received: 13 September 2018 / Revised: 9 October 2018 / Accepted: 11 October 2018 / Published: 12 October 2018
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By selecting the core materials and grafted-hair polymers, hairy particles with polymer brushes can create various types of functional materials. In recent years, polydopamine (PDA) particles that are obtained by polymerizing dopamine, which is an amino acid derivative, have attracted attention for various applications. Herein, we present a novel approach for creating photonic and magnetic materials from hairy PDA particles. By grafting a hydrophilic hair polymer, we have succeeded in producing photonic materials capable of structural color changes. Furthermore, we have demonstrated the preparation of magnetic materials by immobilizing holmium, which is one of the lanthanide elements, by electrostatic interactions onto a cationic hair polymer. These results demonstrate the possibility of hairy PDA particles for a wide range of applications, such as for photonic and magnetic materials. View Full-Text
Keywords: polydopamine; hairy particles; photonic materials; magnetic materials; holmium polydopamine; hairy particles; photonic materials; magnetic materials; holmium

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Kohri, M.; Uradokoro, K.; Nannichi, Y.; Kawamura, A.; Taniguchi, T.; Kishikawa, K. Hairy Polydopamine Particles as Platforms for Photonic and Magnetic Materials. Photonics 2018, 5, 36.

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