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Dong Young Chung, Samuel Woojoo Jun, Gabin Yoon, Hyunjoong Kim, Ji Mun Yoo, Kug-Seung Lee, Taehyun Kim, Heejong Shin, Arun Kumar Sinha, Soon Gu Kwon, Kisuk Kang, Taeghwan Hyeon, Yung-Eun Sung
Highly active and stable non-Pt electrocatalyst for hydrogen production has been pursed for a long time as alternative of expensive Pt catalyst. Herein we report a simple and effective approach to prepare highly stable iron phosphide (FeP) nanoparticle electrocatalyst using iron oxide nanoparticles as the precursor. A single step heating procedure of polydopamine-coated iron oxide nanoparticles leads to carbonization of dopamine coating to carbon shell and phosphidation of iron oxide to FeP, simultaneously...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
Sung Hoon Ahn, Xingwen Yu, Arumugam Manthiram
This study presents a novel metal-organic-framework-engaged synthesis route based on porous tellurium nanotubes as a sacrificial template for hierarchically porous 1D carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, an ultrathin Fe-ion-containing polydopamine layer has been introduced to generate highly effective FeNx C active sites into the carbon framework and to induce a high degree of graphitization. The synergistic effects between the hierarchically porous 1D carbon structure and the embedded FeNx C active sites in the carbon framework manifest in superior catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) compared to Pt/C catalyst in both alkaline and acidic media...
April 24, 2017: Advanced Materials
Yuekun Liu, Xuegang Liu, Gang Ye, Yang Song, Fei Liu, Xiaomei Huo, Jing Chen
Mesoporous silica/polymer hybrids with well-preserved mesoporosity were prepared by integrating the initiators for continuous activator regeneration (ICAR) atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) technique with the bio-inspired polydopamine (PDA) chemistry. By manipulating the auto-oxidative polymerization of dopamine, uniform PDA layers were deposited on the surfaces and pore walls of ordered mesoporous silicas (OMSs), thereby promoting the immobilization of ATRP initiators. Poly(glycidyl methacrylate) (PGMA) brushes were then grown from the OMSs by using the ICAR ATRP technique...
April 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Xupeng Mu, Fuqiang Zhang, Chenfei Kong, Hongmei Zhang, Wenjing Zhang, Rui Ge, Yi Liu, Jinlan Jiang
Multifunctional nanocomposites that have multiple therapeutic functions together with real-time imaging capabilities have attracted intensive concerns in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. This study developed epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) antibody-directed polydopamine-coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles (Fe3O4@PDA NPs) for magnetic resonance imaging and antitumor chemo-photothermal therapy. The synthesized Fe3O4@PDA-PEG-EGFR-DOX NPs revealed high storage capacity for doxorubicin (DOX) and high photothermal conversion efficiency...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
Hongdi Wang, Wei Zhu, Yunna Huang, Zhixian Li, Yanbin Jiang, Qiuling Xie
Nano-drug delivery systems that integrate inorganic and organic or even bioactive components into a single nanoscale platform are playing a greatly important role in cancer treatment. Here, the fabrication of a versatile nanocarrier based on self-assembled structures of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs)-zein is reported, which displays high drug-loading efficiency for needle-shaped hydroxycamptothecin (HCPT) nanocrystals. The surface modification with folate-conjugated polydopamine (PFA) renders them stable and also facilitates their selective cellular internalization and enhancement of endocytosis...
April 19, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
Yanhua Sun, Yuqing Li, Jiangfeng Xu, Ling Huang, Tianyun Qiu, Shian Zhong
Hydroxyapatite hybridized molecularly imprinted polydopamine polymers with selective recognition of bovine hemoglobin (BHb) were successfully prepared via Pickering oil-in-water high internal phase emulsions-hydrogels and molecularly imprinting technique. The emulsions were stabilized by hydroxyapatite of which the wettability was modified by 3-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane. The materials were characterized by SEM, IR and TGA. The results showed that the BHb imprinted polymers based on Pickering hydrogels (Hydro-MIPs) possess macropores ranging from 20μm to 50μm, and their large numbers of amino groups and hydroxyl groups result in a favorable adsorption capacity for BHb...
April 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Yi Wei, Li Gao, Lu Wang, Lin Shi, Erdong Wei, Baotong Zhou, Li Zhou, Bo Ge
We reported a simple polydopamine (PDA)-based surface modification method to prepare novel targeted doxorubicin-loaded mesoporous silica nanoparticles and peptide CSNRDARRC conjugation (DOX-loaded MSNs@PDA-PEP) for enhancing the therapeutic effects on bladder cancer. Drug-loaded NPs were characterized in terms of size, size distribution, zeta potential, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area and drug loading content. In vitro drug release indicated that DOX-loaded MSNs@PDA and MSNs@PDA-PEP had similar release kinetic profiles of DOX...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
Xiaoting Ji, Bingqing Yi, Yujuan Xu, Yanan Zhao, Hua Zhong, Caifeng Ding
Based on the protective performance of polydopamine nanospheres (PDANSs) for DNA against nuclease digestion and the specific recognition characteristic of aptamer, we have developed an enzymatic recycling signal amplification method for highly sensitive and selective detection of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Fluorescence measurements were carried out to verify the DNA polymerase and exonuclease III (Exo III) assisted target recycling process and fluorescence signal amplification. In the absence of the ATP, initially, the signal DNA-PDANSs complex was in the "off" state due to the efficient fluorescence quenching of 6-carboxyfluorescein (FAM) adjacent to the surface of PDANSs...
July 1, 2017: Talanta
Guosong Lai, Min Zheng, Wenjie Hu, Aimin Yu
A thionine (TH)-doped mesoporous silica nanosphere (MSN)/polydopamine (PDA) nanocomposite was synthesized for developing a new signal transduction strategy of electrochemical immunoassay. This nanocomposite was synthesized through one-pot loading of TH and in situ formation of PDA-coating on MSN. After antibody labeling, the obtained nanoprobe was used for the signal tracing of sandwich immunoassay at a magnetic bead-assay platform. Based on the specific capture of the MSN-TH/PDA nanoprobes through sandwich immunoreaction to form a magnetic immunocomplex and the following treatment of the immunocomplex with a NaOH solution, the PDA film coated on MSN was destroyed to release TH tags from the nanoprobe...
April 11, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
Shunlong Pan, Jiansheng Li, Owen Noonan, Xiaofeng Fang, Gaojie Wan, Chengzhong Yu, Lianjun Wang
Simultaneous removal of multiple pollutants from aqueous solution with less energy consumption is crucial in water purification. Here, a novel concept of dual-functional ultrafiltration (DFUF) membrane is demonstrated by entrapment of nano-structured adsorbents into the finger-like pores of ultrafiltration (UF) membrane rather than in the membrane matrix in previous reports of blend membranes, resulting in an exceptionally high active content and simultaneous removal of multiple pollutants from water due to the dual functions of rejection and adsorption...
April 13, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Lingling Zhang, Danhua Ge, Genlong Qu, Junwei Zheng, Xueqin Cao, Hongwei Gu
Herein, we have developed a facile and effective approach for synthesizing a novel kind of porous nitrogen-doped carbon-coated MnO nanosphere. The porous Mn2O3 nanospheres are initially obtained by the calcination treatment of a coordination self-assembled aggregation precursor (referred to as Mn(OAc)2-C-8). Then, MnO@N-doped carbon composites (MnO@NCs) are obtained by the calcination of the Mn2O3 nanospheres coated with polydopamine (Mn2O3@PDA). The MnO@NCs are evaluated as an anode for lithium ion batteries (LIBs), which exhibit high specific capacity, stable cycling performance (1096...
April 12, 2017: Nanoscale
Y Liang, J Wei, Y X Hu, X F Chen, J Zhang, X Y Zhang, S P Jiang, S W Tao, H T Wang
We present a new strategy for in situ transformation of metal-organic framework (MOF) crystals to hollow metal-organic structures through polycondensation of dopamine. The hollow metal-polydopamine (PDA) particles are formed by a coordination assembly of metal ions (Co and Zn) and PDA, inheriting the morphology of MOF (ZIF-67 and ZIF-8) crystals. The hollow porous metal/N-carbon particles morphosynthetically transformed from hollow metal-PDA particles exhibit excellent oxygen reduction electrocatalytic activity...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
Gun Hee Lee, Preeti Makkar, Kallyanshis Paul, Byong Taek Lee
The present work is a comparative assessment of the bone regeneration potentiality of bone substitutes comprised of bioactive polymer coated biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) granules. The bone substitutes were primarily composed of multichanneled BCP granules which were coated separately with biochemical polymer coatings, namely collagen, heparin or polydopamine, using chemical methods. The morphological features and chemical structure of the granules and surface coatings were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) respectively...
April 6, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Miao Yu, Yang Lu, Zhenjiang Tan
In this work, a novel and facile ratiometric fluorescence probe was prepared for the visual detection of dopamine (DA). In this detection system, red-emission CdTe@SiO2 (r-QDs@SiO2) was used as steady core of the probe and inverse microemulsion method was applied to synthesize uniform r-QDs@SiO2, this step could protect CdTe from contacting with human skin directly. Polydopamine (PDA) acted as response signal to detect DA, a very handy method which just combined polyethyleneimine (PEI) with DA together to synthesize PDA, this way for synthesis of PDA was much time-saving and non-toxic than any other methods...
June 1, 2017: Talanta
Ronghan He, Yunxiang Lu, Jianhua Ren, Zhe Wang, Junqi Huang, Lei Zhu, Kun Wang
Orthopedic implants, using materials such as titanium, are extensively used in clinical surgeries. Despite its popularity, titanium is still inadequate to reliable osseointegration due to aseptic loosing. Fibrous encapsulation on the titanium implant interface prevents osseointegration and leads to the loosing of orthopedic implant. In this study, decorin was loaded on titanium surface by polydopamine film to examine fibrous encapsulation inhibition and bone growth acceleration. The coating of decorin was evaluated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and fluorescence microscopy...
March 31, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Shuqin Liu, Qingkun Hu, Junlang Qiu, Fuxin Wang, Wei Lin, Fang Zhu, Chaohai Wei, Ningbo Zhou, Gangfeng Ouyang
Although nanotechnology has offered effective and efficient solutions for environmental remediation, the full utilization of sustainable energy and the avoidance of secondary pollution are still challenges. Herein, we report a two-step modification strategy for TiO2 nanoparticles by first forming a thin, surface-adherent polydopamine (PDA) shell onto the nanoparticles and then assembling core-shell nanoparticles as a photodegradation coating. The composite coating modified from TiO2 could not only realize the highly efficient utilization of photons from the visible region but also avoid the secondary pollution of nanoparticles during application...
April 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Chen Xu, Yingjia Yu, Li Ling, Xueni Sun, Yan Li, Gengli Duan
In this paper, a facile extraction strategy is reported for the analysis of isopentenyl pyrophosphate, a key isoprenoid, based on magnetic core-shell microspheres with Ti(4+) ion exterior walls coupled with liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry. Because of their excellent hydrophilicity and biological compatibility, the polydopamine@Fe3 O4 -Ti(4+) microspheres display ideal isopentenyl pyrophosphate extraction efficiency. The technique includes three steps: sample loading, nonphosphate washing, and phosphate elution...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
Ruo-Can Qian, Yue Cao, Li-Jun Zhao, Zhen Gu, Yi-Tao Long
The monitoring of cancer biomarkers is crucial to the early detection of cancer. However, a limiting factor in biomarker analysis is the ability to obtain the multilayered information of various biomarker molecules located at different parts of cells from the plasma membrane to the cytoplasm. A two-stage dissociation nanoparticle system based on multifunctionalized polydopamine-coated gold nanoparticles (Au@PDA NPs) is reported, which allows for the two-stage imaging of cancer biomarkers in single cells. We demonstrate the feasibility of this strategy on sialic acids (SAs), p53 protein, and microRNA-21 (miRNA-21) in MCF-7 breast cancer cells by two custom-built probes...
March 28, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
Ning Han, Liang Pang, Jun Xu, Hyesun Hyun, Jinho Park, Yoon Yeo
To develop nanoparticle drug carriers that interact with cells specifically in the mildly acidic tumor microenvironment, we produced polymeric nanoparticles modified with amidated TAT peptide via a simple surface modification method. Two types of core poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) nanoparticles (NL and NP) were prepared with a phospholipid shell as an optional feature and covered with polydopamine that enabled the conjugation of TAT peptide on the surface. Subsequent treatment with acid anhydrides such as cis-aconitic anhydride (CA) and succinic anhydride (SA) converted amines of lysine residues in TAT peptide to β-carboxylic amides, introducing carboxylic groups that undergo pH-dependent protonation and deprotonation...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Chao Zhang, Yan Lv, Wen-Ze Qiu, Ai He, Zhi-Kang Xu
The demand for highly efficient and multifunctional membranes in various separation processes is increasing. Recently, mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) has provided a promising way to meet these requirements because of its surface-adhesive property and film-forming ability. However, traditional PDA coatings usually suffer from the disadvantages of nonuniformity, incompactness, and instability, leading to poor molecular separation and service performance. Herein, uniform, compact, and robust PDA coatings were fabricated on an ultrafiltration substrate via a reasonable screening of oxidants for the oxidized self-polymerization of dopamine...
April 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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