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Lignocellulosic biomass: a sustainable platform for the production of bio-based chemicals and polymers
The demand for petroleum dependent chemicals and materials has been increasing despite the dwindling of their fossil resources. As the dead-end of petroleum based industry has started to appear,… Expand
Click Chemistry beyond Metal‐Catalyzed Cycloaddition
The glycopolymer code: synthesis of glycopolymers and multivalent carbohydrate-lectin interactions.
- C. R. Becer
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Macromolecular rapid communications
- 14 May 2012
Glycopolymers are becoming more and more important in understanding biological interactions due to their unique recognition properties. Macromolecules with different chain lengths, compositions and… Expand
Investigation into thiol-(meth)acrylate Michael addition reactions using amine and phosphine catalysts
This work describes a study into thiol–ene based Michael addition reactions. Different catalysts, primary and tertiary amines and phosphines, were investigated for the reaction of a range of thiols… Expand
Libraries of methacrylic acid and oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylate copolymers with LCST behavior
- C. R. Becer, Sabine Hahn, Martin W. M. Fijten, Hanneke M. L. Thijs, R. Hoogenboom, U. Schubert
- 1 November 2008
Homopolymers of methacrylic acid (MAA), monoethyleneglycol methyl ether methacrylate (MEOMA), diethyleneglycol methyl ether methacrylate (MEO2MA), oligo(ethyleneglycol) methyl ether methacrylate… Expand
Single-Chain Glycopolymer Folding via Host-Guest Interactions and Its Unprecedented Effect on DC-SIGN Binding.
Reversible self-folding actions of natural biomacromolecules play crucial roles for specific and unique biological functions in Nature. Hence, controlled folding of single polymer chains has… Expand
Click chemistry beyond metal-catalyzed cycloaddition.
The overwhelming success of click chemistry encouraged researchers to develop alternative "spring-loaded" chemical reactions for use in different fields of chemistry. Initially, the… Expand
Self-healing and self-mendable polymers
Smart materials with the ability to repair themselves have been the focus of different fields of science and engineering. This mini-review provides an insight into the rapidly expanding area of… Expand
Synthetic polymeric nanoparticles by nanoprecipitation
- S. Hornig, T. Heinze, C. R. Becer, C. R. Becer, U. Schubert, U. Schubert
- Materials Science
- 3 June 2009
Nanoprecipitation is applied for the first time as a general concept for manufacturing nanoparticles of versatile hydrophobic polymer classes. As a result, polymer molecules self-assemble into… Expand
Thermo-Induced Self-Assembly of Responsive Poly(DMAEMA‑b‑DEGMA) Block Copolymers into Multi- and Unilamellar Vesicles
A series of thermoresponsive diblock copolymers of poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl methacrylate-block-di(ethyleneglycol) methyl ether methacrylate], poly(DMAEMA-b-DEGMA), were synthesized by reversible… Expand