Chem Mater 2020 Oct 4;32(19):8182-8194. Epub 2020 Sep 4.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA.
Hydroxyl radical (OH) is a potent reactive oxygen species with the ability to degrade hazardous organic compounds, kill bacteria, and inactivate viruses. However, an off-the-shelf, portable, and easily activated biomaterial for generating OH does not exist. Here, microgels were functionalized with catechol, an adhesive moiety found in mussel adhesive proteins, and hematin (HEM), a hydroxylated Fe ion-containing porphyrin derivative. Read More