A review. 5,6-Dihydroxyindoles, the key building blocks of eumelanin biopolymers, hold promise as versatile mol. systems for the design and development of new functional arom. scaffolds, biomimetic polymers, and nanomaterials with tailored optical and electronic properties. During the past decade, research into the photophysics, synthesis, .pi. electron manipulation, and reaction behavior of 5,6-dihydroxyindoles has expanded beyond the traditional boundaries of biol. and medicine to involve physicists, org. chemists, and materials scientists. This review presents the latest advances in 5,6-dihydroxyindole chem. from a new perspective. Touching only upon themes at the periphery of eumelanin research, it seeks rather to throw light on the chem. and photophys. features of this peculiar .pi. electron system as an unexplored conceptual and practical platform on which synthetic creativity and rational design might generate a range of chem. diverse mol. scaffolds.

5,6-Dihydroxyindole Chemistry: Unexplored Opportunities Beyond Eumelanin

d'Ischia M.;
2011

Abstract

A review. 5,6-Dihydroxyindoles, the key building blocks of eumelanin biopolymers, hold promise as versatile mol. systems for the design and development of new functional arom. scaffolds, biomimetic polymers, and nanomaterials with tailored optical and electronic properties. During the past decade, research into the photophysics, synthesis, .pi. electron manipulation, and reaction behavior of 5,6-dihydroxyindoles has expanded beyond the traditional boundaries of biol. and medicine to involve physicists, org. chemists, and materials scientists. This review presents the latest advances in 5,6-dihydroxyindole chem. from a new perspective. Touching only upon themes at the periphery of eumelanin research, it seeks rather to throw light on the chem. and photophys. features of this peculiar .pi. electron system as an unexplored conceptual and practical platform on which synthetic creativity and rational design might generate a range of chem. diverse mol. scaffolds.
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