José A. Pomposo

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Endowing unimolecular soft nanoobjects with biomimetic functions is attracting significant interest in the emerging field of single-chain technology. Inspired by the compartmentalized structure and polymerase activity of metalloenzymes, copper-containing compact nanoglobules have been designed, synthesized, and characterized endowed with metalloenzyme(More)
Functional nanoparticles (NPs) are becoming important building blocks in the emerging fi elds of nanomedicine, nanolithography and nanoelectronics, among others. [ 1 ] Several unexpected nanoscale effects have been discovered for these new materials in recent years. [ 2–4 ] Useful synthetic routes to single-molecule polymeric NPs in the 2–15 nm size range(More)
“Click” chemistry has become an efficient avenue to unimolecular polymeric nanoparticles through the self-crosslinking of individual polymer chains containing appropriate functional groups. Herein we report the synthesis of ultra-small (7 nm in size) polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) nanoparticles (NPs) by the “metal-free” cross-linking of PMMA-precursor(More)
Inspired by the multifunctionality of vitamin D-binding protein and the multiple transient-binding behavior of some intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs), a polymeric platform is designed, prepared, and characterized for combined delivery of dermal protective and anticancer bioactive cargos on the basis of artificial single-chain nano-objects mimicking(More)
The enzymatically catalyzed polymerization of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene in the presence of polystyrenesulfonate is introduced. This is the first time that an enzymatically catalyzed poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) is reported. Horseradish peroxidase enzyme was used as a catalyst for the polymerization process leading to a water-soluble PEDOT that(More)
Single-chain polymeric nanoparticles are artificial folded soft nano-objects of ultra-small size which have recently gained prominence in nanoscience and nanotechnology due to their exceptional and sometimes unique properties. This review focuses on the current state of the investigations of click chemistry techniques for highly-efficient single-chain(More)
The recent ability to manipulate and visualize single atoms at atomic level has given rise to modern bottom-up nanotechnology. Similar exquisite degree of control at the individual polymeric chain level for producing functional soft nanoentities is expected to become a reality in the next few years through the full development of so-called "single chain(More)