Multiresponsive, Hierarchically Structured Membranes: New, Challenging, Biomimetic Materials for Biosensors, Controlled Release, Biochemical Gates, and Nanoreactors

Authors

  • Ihor Tokarev,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory (NABLAB) Clarkson University 8, Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, NY 13699-5810 (USA)
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  • Sergiy Minko

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory (NABLAB) Clarkson University 8, Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, NY 13699-5810 (USA)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science NanoBio Laboratory (NABLAB) Clarkson University 8, Clarkson Ave., Potsdam, NY 13699-5810 (USA).
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Abstract

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Multifunctional responsive gel membranes present a new and promising platform for the development of “smart” devices for bioseparation, biosensors, and “smart” drug release. These membranes combine the functions of stimuli-responsive control and regulation of the mass transport with a range of properties, such as storage, catalysis of chemical reactions, antimicrobial activity, and optical signal transduction.

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