Melanin-like nanomaterials have found application in a large variety of high economic and social impact fields as medicine, energy conversion and storage, photothermal catalysis and environmental remediation. These materials have been used mostly for their optical and electronic properties, but also for their high biocompatibility and simplicity and versatility of preparation. Beside this, their chemistry is complex and it yields structures with different molecular weight and composition ranging from oligomer, to polymer as well as nanoparticles (NP). The comprehension of the correlation of the different compositions and morphologies to the optical properties of melanin is still incomplete and challenging, even if it is fundamental also from technological point of view. In this minireview we focus on scientific papers, mostly recent ones, that indeed examine the link between composition and structural feature and photophysical and photochemical properties proposing this approach as a general one for future research.

The photophysics and photochemistry of melanin- like nanomaterials depend on morphology and structure / Mavridi Printezi, Alexandra; Menichetti, Arianna; Guernelli, Moreno; Montalti, Marco. - In: CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. - ISSN 0947-6539. - ELETTRONICO. - 27:66(2021), pp. 16309-16319. [10.1002/chem.202102479]

The photophysics and photochemistry of melanin- like nanomaterials depend on morphology and structure

Mavridi Printezi, Alexandra;Menichetti, Arianna;Guernelli, Moreno;Montalti, Marco
2021

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Melanin-like nanomaterials have found application in a large variety of high economic and social impact fields as medicine, energy conversion and storage, photothermal catalysis and environmental remediation. These materials have been used mostly for their optical and electronic properties, but also for their high biocompatibility and simplicity and versatility of preparation. Beside this, their chemistry is complex and it yields structures with different molecular weight and composition ranging from oligomer, to polymer as well as nanoparticles (NP). The comprehension of the correlation of the different compositions and morphologies to the optical properties of melanin is still incomplete and challenging, even if it is fundamental also from technological point of view. In this minireview we focus on scientific papers, mostly recent ones, that indeed examine the link between composition and structural feature and photophysical and photochemical properties proposing this approach as a general one for future research.
2021
The photophysics and photochemistry of melanin- like nanomaterials depend on morphology and structure / Mavridi Printezi, Alexandra; Menichetti, Arianna; Guernelli, Moreno; Montalti, Marco. - In: CHEMISTRY-A EUROPEAN JOURNAL. - ISSN 0947-6539. - ELETTRONICO. - 27:66(2021), pp. 16309-16319. [10.1002/chem.202102479]
Mavridi Printezi, Alexandra; Menichetti, Arianna; Guernelli, Moreno; Montalti, Marco
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