Effects of Polydopamine Functionalization on Boron Nitride Nanotube Dispersion and Cytocompatibility.

@article{FernandezYague2015EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of Polydopamine Functionalization on Boron Nitride Nanotube Dispersion and Cytocompatibility.},
  author={Marc A. Fernandez-Yague and Olga Gladkovskaya and A Oyewole Stanley and Ghazal Tadayyon and Yina Guo and Jose-Ramon Sarasua and Syed Ansar Mohammad Tofail and Dimitrios I Zeugolis and Abhay Pandit and Manus Biggs},
  journal={Bioconjugate chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={
          2025-37
        }
}
Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) have unique physical properties, of value in biomedical applications; however, their dispersion and functionalization represent a critical challenge in their successful employment as biomaterials. In the present study, we report a process for the efficient disentanglement of BNNTs via a dual surfactant/polydopamine (PD) process. High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HR-TEM) indicated that individual BNNTs become coated with a uniform PD nanocoating… CONTINUE READING
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