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Click Chemistry: Versatility and Control in the Hands of Materials Scientists
The increasing need for materials with tightly controlled structures will continue to fuel the induction of synthetic organic concepts into materials science. One powerful example is the embracementExpand
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“Clickable” Polyglycolides: Tunable Synthons for Thermoresponsive, Degradable Polymers
“Click” chemistry is a powerful method for post-polymerization modification of polymers and other materials. Because of the importance of lactide-based functional polymers in materials and medicalExpand
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Vapor-Based Initiator Coatings for Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization†
A novel polymeric initiator coating for surface modification via atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) is reported. The synthetic approach involves the chemical vapor deposition ofExpand
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Substrate-Selective Chemical Vapor Deposition of Reactive Polymer Coatings†
Rapid progress in biology and biotechnology has sparked a keen interest in microand nanostructured surfaces. A large number of strategies have been developed for the fabrication of surfaces thatExpand
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Spatioselective Modification of Bicompartmental Polymer Particles and Fibers via Huisgen 1, 3-Dipolar Cycloaddition
Precise nano- and microscale control of the architecture of biodegradable biomaterials is desirable for several biotechnological applications such as drug delivery, diagnostics, and medical imaging.Expand
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Water-Soluble Thermoresponsive Polylactides
Novel glycolides with pendent oligo(ethylene oxide) monomethyl ether substituents were synthesized. Subsequent ring-opening polymerization using 4-tert-butylbenzyl alcohol as the initiator andExpand
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Quantifying the Performance of Protein‐Resisting Surfaces at Ultra‐Low Protein Coverages using Kinesin Motor Proteins as Probes
Surfaces resistant to protein adsorption are very desirablefor a variety of applications in biomedical engineering andbionanotechnology, since protein adsorption is often the firststep in a cascadeExpand
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Novel biocompatible waterborne Polyurethane using L-lysine as an extender
Polyurethane (PU) prepolymers based on isophorone diisocyanates, dimethylolpropionic acid, and polycaprolactone were prepared and chain- extended in water using L-lysine (PU–L), ethylenediamineExpand
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Amphiphilic PEG/alkyl‐grafted comb polylactides
Amphiphilic polylactides (PLAs) with well-defined architectures were synthesized by ring-opening polymerization of AB monomers (glycolides) substituted with both a long chain alkyl group and aExpand
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