Verena Schenk

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The polymer class of poly(2-oxazoline)s currently is under intensive investigation due to the versatile properties that can be tailor-made by the variation and manipulation of the functional groups they bear. In particular their utilization in the biomedic(in)al field is the subject of numerous studies. Given the mechanism of the cationic ring-opening(More)
Poly(2-oxazoline) networks with varying swelling degrees and varying hydrophilicity can be synthesized from 2-ethyl-2-oxazoline, 2-nonyl-2-oxazoline, 2-9’-decenyl-2-oxazoline and 2,2’-tetramethylene-bis-2-oxazoline in one-pot/one-step strategies. These gels can be loaded with organic molecules, such as fluorescein isothiocyanate, either during the(More)
Copoly(2-oxazoline)-based photoresists are prepared from pEtOx(80) Bu(=) Ox(20) and pPhOx(80) Dc(=) Ox(20) , respectively, a tetrathiol, and a photosensitive initiator. It is possible to prepare copoly(2-oxazoline)s bearing unsaturated side chains in a microwave reactor on a decagram scale in reaction times of 100 min or shorter. UV irradiation of dried(More)
Bioresponsive polymers (BRPs) allow the detection of potentially pathogenic microorganisms. Here, peptidoglycan and cellulose based hydrogels were constructed with potential for diagnosis of wound infection or, for example, Aspergillosis, respectively. These systems respond to extracellular enzymes from microbes or enzymes secreted from the human immune(More)
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