Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Exploiting Mycosporines as Natural Molecular Sunscreens for the Fabrication of UV-Absorbing Green Materials
KTH, School of Biotechnology (BIO), Glycoscience. University of the Basque Country, Spain.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1295-5010
Show others and affiliations
2015 (English)In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, ISSN 1944-8244, E-ISSN 1944-8252, Vol. 7, no 30, 16558-16564 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ultraviolet radiations have many detrimental effects in living organisms that challenge the stability and function of cellular structures. UV exposure also alters the properties and durability of materials and affects their lifetime. It is becoming increasingly important to develop new biocompatible and environmentally friendly materials to address these issues. Inspired by the strategy developed by fish, algae, and microorganisms exposed to UV radiations in confined ecosystems, we have constructed novel UV-protective materials that exclusively consist of natural compounds. Chitosan was chosen as the matrix for grafting mycosporines and mycosporine-like amino acids as the functional components of the active materials. Here, we show that these materials are biocompatible, photoresistant, and thermoresistant, and exhibit a highly efficient absorption of both UV-A and UV-B radiations. Thus, they have the potential to provide an efficient protection against both types of UV radiations and overcome several shortfalls of the current UV-protective products. In practice, the same concept can be applied to other biopolymers than chitosan and used to produce multifunctional materials. Therefore, it has a great potential to be exploited in a broad range of applications in living organisms and nonliving systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 7, no 30, 16558-16564 p.
Keyword [en]
mycosporine, natural sunscreen, chitosan, ultraviolet-absorbing material, biocompatibility
National Category
Materials Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-173270DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b04064ISI: 000359279800051PubMedID: 26168193Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84938633730OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-173270DiVA: diva2:852617
Note

QC 20150909

Available from: 2015-09-09 Created: 2015-09-09 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMedScopus

Authority records BETA

Fernandes, Susana C. M.

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Fernandes, Susana C. M.Bulone, Vincent
By organisation
Glycoscience
In the same journal
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Materials Engineering

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
pubmed
urn-nbn
Total: 28 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf