Photochemistry of bioinspired dityrosine crosslinking

Chang Liu, Jiachuan Hua, Pui Fai Ng, Bin Fei

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The dityrosine crosslink plays a vital role in improving mechanical property and stability of polymers, which has been found in most insects. It has also been exploited in new synthetic materials. Therein, the photochemical method provides a path for the formation of dityrosine bonding and shows its unique superiority. Here, we review different photo-innitiation approaches that generate the dityrosine link. This review may offer new strategies for photo-activated tyrosine unit manipulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-191
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2021


  • Crosslink
  • Dityrosine
  • Photochemistry
  • Riboflavin
  • Ruthenium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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