Biofunctional metal-phenolic films from dietary flavonoids

Nadja Bertleff-Zieschang, Md Arifur Rahim, Yi Ju, Julia A. Braunger, Tomoya Suma, Yunlu Dai, Shuaijun Pan, Francesca Cavalieri, Frank Caruso

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Abstract

We assembled dietary, bioactive flavonoids into a metal coordinated network to form thin, surface-bound films and hollow capsules, overcoming the poor water solubility of free flavonoids. Films formed from quercetin, myricetin, luteolin and fisetin show radical scavenging activity, a renowned feature of their parent flavonoids, and can be reused over multiple cycles. These films are expected to have potential applications in the pharmaceutical and food industries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1068-1071
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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