Sugar-mediated disassembly of mucin/lectin multilayers and their use as pH-Tolerant, on-demand sacrificial layers.

@article{Polak2014SugarmediatedDO,
  title={Sugar-mediated disassembly of mucin/lectin multilayers and their use as pH-Tolerant, on-demand sacrificial layers.},
  author={Roberta Polak and Thomas Crouzier and Rosanna M Lim and Katharina Ribbeck and Marisa Masumi Beppu and Ronaldo de Nogueira Moraes Pitombo and Robert E Cohen and Michael F. Rubner},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 8},
  pages={3093-8}
}
The layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of thin films on surfaces has proven to be an extremely useful technology for uses ranging from optics to biomedical applications. Releasing these films from the substrate to generate so-called free-standing multilayer films opens a new set of applications. Current approaches to generating such materials are limited because they can be cytotoxic, difficult to scale up, or have undesirable side reactions on the material. In this work, a new sacrificial thin film… CONTINUE READING