Pyrogallol 2-Aminoethane: A Plant Flavonoid-Inspired Molecule for Material-Independent Surface Chemistry

Seonki Hong, Jihyeon Yeom, In Taek Song, Sung Min Kang, Hyukjin Lee, Haeshin Lee

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Abstract

A plant-inspired, amine-containing small phenol molecule, 5-pyrogallol 2-aminoethane (PAE), can perform surface functionalization in a material-independent manner. The co-existence of primary amine and pyrogallol moieties are essential for the material-independent coating ability of PAE. The multi-functionality of the PAE-mediated surface chemistry will be useful in many areas including biomedical applications, drug delivery, and the development of energy storage devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1400113
JournalAdvanced Materials Interfaces
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2014

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