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Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers

Parker, Daniela and Daguerre, Yohann and Dufil, Gwennael and Mantione, Daniele and Solano, Eduardo and Cloutet, Eric and Hadziioannou, Georges and Näsholm, Torgny and Berggren, Magnus and Pavlopoulou, Eleni and Stavrinidou, Eleni (2021). Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers. Materials Horizons. 8 :12 , 3295-3305
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Plant processes, ranging from photosynthesis through production of biomaterials to environmental sensing and adaptation, can be used in technology via integration of functional materials and devices. Previously, plants with integrated organic electronic devices and circuits distributed in their vascular tissue and organs have been demonstrated. To circumvent biological barriers, and thereby access the internal tissue, plant cuttings were used, which resulted in biohybrids with limited lifetime and use. Here, we report intact plants with electronic functionality that continue to grow and develop enabling plant-biohybrid systems that fully maintain their biological processes. The biocatalytic machinery of the plant cell wall was leveraged to seamlessly integrate conductors with mixed ionic-electronic conductivity along the root system of the plants. Cell wall peroxidases catalyzed ETE-S polymerization while the plant tissue served as the template, organizing the polymer in a favorable manner. The conductivity of the resulting p(ETE-S) roots reached the order of 10 S cm(-1) and remained stable over the course of 4 weeks while the roots continued to grow. The p(ETE-S) roots were used to build supercapacitors that outperform previous plant-biohybrid charge storage demonstrations. Plants were not affected by the electronic functionalization but adapted to this new hybrid state by developing a more complex root system. Biohybrid plants with electronic roots pave the way for autonomous systems with potential applications in energy, sensing and robotics.

Authors/Creators:Parker, Daniela and Daguerre, Yohann and Dufil, Gwennael and Mantione, Daniele and Solano, Eduardo and Cloutet, Eric and Hadziioannou, Georges and Näsholm, Torgny and Berggren, Magnus and Pavlopoulou, Eleni and Stavrinidou, Eleni
Title:Biohybrid plants with electronic roots via in vivo polymerization of conjugated oligomers
Series Name/Journal:Materials Horizons
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:8
Number:12
Page range:3295-3305
Number of Pages:11
Publisher:ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY
ISSN:2051-6347
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 209 Industrial Biotechnology > Bio Materials
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 209 Industrial Biotechnology > Biocatalysis and Enzyme Technology
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114375
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114375
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1039/d1mh01423d
Web of Science (WoS)000714170900001
ID Code:27424
Faculty:S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology
(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:23 Mar 2022 15:25
Metadata Last Modified:23 Mar 2022 15:31

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