Developing functionality in elastin-like polymers by increasing their molecular complexity : the power of the genetic engineering approach

  title={Developing functionality in elastin-like polymers by increasing their molecular complexity : the power of the genetic engineering approach},
  author={J. Carlos Rodrı́guez-Cabello and Javier Reguera and Alessandra Girotti and Matilde Alonso and Ana Mar{\'i}a Testera},
In spite of the enormous possibilities presented by macromolecules for the development of advanced materials with increased functionality, the achievement of functionality is often limited by the randomness associated with polymer synthesis and the exponential increase in technical difficulties encountered in attaining a desired degree of complexity in the molecular design. This paper describes an increasingly important approach to the design of complex and highly functional macromolecules, i.e… CONTINUE READING
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