We thank Prof. M. R. Twiss for conducting the antimicrobial tests and Prof. C. Woodworth for assistance in the cell culture study. This work was supported by the US Army Research Office (Grant No. W911NF-05-1-0339). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Multiresponsive Biopolyelectrolyte Membrane†
Article first published online: 6 OCT 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 23, pages 4588–4593, December 2, 2008
How to Cite
Gopishetty, V., Roiter, Y., Tokarev, I. and Minko, S. (2008), Multiresponsive Biopolyelectrolyte Membrane. Adv. Mater., 20: 4588–4593. doi: 10.1002/adma.200801610
- Issue published online: 4 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 6 OCT 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 24 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUN 2008
- US Army Research Office. Grant Number: W911NF-05-1-0339
- Phase transitions;
- Responsive polymers;
- Thin films
A biocompatible, biodegradable, bactericidal, chemically erasable membrane with multiple responsive functions has been synthesized. Permeability, adhesive, and mechanical properties of the membrane can be regulated by the pH and ionic strength of the surrounding aqueous solutions. In addition, the membrane can store nanoparticles and enzymes.