Kinetics of the formation of eumelanin and its intermediates


The proposed research project is targeted to the investigation of the characteristics of eumelanin, a heterogeneous material insoluble in water and in any organic solvent, as well as on the kinetic evolution of its formation, starting from the precursor 5,6-dihydroxyindole.Preliminary Light Scattering Measurements have shown to observe a continuous growth of the eumelanin up to ~1200 nm of hydrodynamic radius. SANS investigations can help to gain information on the polymerization process, revealing the time evolution in size and shape of aggregates present in solution, and to work out a kinetic model of the eumelanin growth

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Creator Dr Richard Heenan; Dr Gaetano Mangiapia
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2013
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-05-06T09:28:53Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-05-09T08:59:31Z