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. 2016 Dec 7;8(48):33131-33138.
doi: 10.1021/acsami.6b07751. Epub 2016 Nov 23.

One-Pot UV-Triggered o-Nitrobenzyl Dopamine Polymerization and Coating for Surface Antibacterial Application

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One-Pot UV-Triggered o-Nitrobenzyl Dopamine Polymerization and Coating for Surface Antibacterial Application

Liya Shi et al. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. .

Abstract

Dopamine (DA) protected by an o-nitrobenzyl functionality on its phenolic group was synthesized as a photolabile catecholamine derivative. This compound, o-nitrobenzyl dopamine (NBDA), was more stable than DA in basic solution at pH 8.5 and will not self-polymerize when protected from light. UV irradiation of a methanolic solution of NBDA at 365 nm for 40 min induced ca. 85% deprotection. Taking advantage of the stability of NBDA, a one-pot spray coating technique for modifying surfaces with polydopamine (PDA) was developed. Using ethylene glycol with Tris buffer (pH 8.5) as the solvent for this technique, stainless steel substrates can be coated with a robust PDA layer. Silver was deposited on the PDA-coated surface after treatment with silver nitrate solution, and >80% of the deposited silver remained on the surface after 1 week immersion in water. The NBDA-Ag surface was highly effective in inhibiting Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) biofilm formation.

Keywords: UV-induced deprotection; antibacterial; photolabile; polydopamine; silver deposition; spray coating.

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