Peter Kofinas

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High area nickel and cobalt surfaces were assembled using modified Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) templates. Rod-shaped TMV templates (300 x 18 nm) engineered to encode unique cysteine residues were self-assembled onto gold patterned surfaces in a vertically oriented fashion, producing a >10-fold increase in surface area. Electroless deposition of ionic metals(More)
Non-covalent molecular imprinting of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAA.HCl) with D-glucose 6-phosphate monobarium salt (GPS-Ba) produced molecularly imprinted polymer hydrogels (MIP) having an affinity to glucose over fructose. The hydrogels were formed by ionic association of the template molecule, GPS-Ba, to the polymer, prior to covalent crosslinking(More)
High-aspect-ratio cobalt-oxide-coated Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV-) assembled polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) nonstick surfaces were integrated with a solvent-free polymer electrolyte to create an anode-electrolyte interface for use in lithium-ion batteries. The virus-assembled PTFE surfaces consisted primarily of cobalt oxide and were readily intercalated(More)
Molecular imprinting has received significant attention in recent years, as it provides a viable method for creating synthetic receptors capable of selectively recognizing specific target molecules. Despite significant growth within the field, the majority of template molecules studied thus far have been characterized by their low molecular weight and(More)
Non-covalent molecular imprinting of poly(allylamine hydrochloride) (PAA HCl) with glucose phosphate mono-sodium salt produced molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) hydrogels capable of quantitative, isomerically specific binding of glucose. By ionic association of a template molecule, glucose phosphate mono-sodium salt, to the polymer prior to covalent(More)
Molecular imprinted Polymers (MIP) targeted for Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) have been synthesized. Batch equilibrium studies using imprinted and non-imprinted polymer hydrogels in TMV and TNV solutions were conducted to determine virus-binding capacities. TMV-imprinted hydrogels showed increased binding to TMV (8.8 mg TMV/gpolymer) compared to non-imprinted(More)
Methods that will remove conventional nutrient pollutants such as reactive phosphorus, even at extremely low concentrations, from wastewater effluents are a major need in the aquaculture industry. In this study, novel phosphate binding crosslinked poly(allylamine), PAA · HCl, polymeric hydrogel materials were developed, which efficiently bind phosphate(More)
This work reports on the features of a sorption processes for the ultimate removal and recovery of reactive phosphorus from aquaculture and poultry production wastewater effluents. The sorbent used was a cross-linked polyamine (PAA-HCl) polymeric hydrogel. The PAA-HCl hydrogels were prepared by chemically cross-linking aqueous solutions of linear PAA-HCl(More)
We have employed a variety of methods which satisfactorily characterize the structure of polymeric hydrogels beyond the level of information provided by a single swelling test. We applied these techniques to gels which have potential for use as pharmaceuticals for the control of elevated phosphorous levels in patients suffering from chronic kidney failure.(More)
The use of one-dimensional photonic crystals fabricated from a self-assembled lamellar block copolymer as a sensitive and selective fructose sensor is investigated. The polystyrene-b-poly(2-vinyl pyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) films are functionalized with 2-(bromomethyl)phenylboronic acid. The boronic acid moiety confined within the lamellar morphology can(More)