Multiresponsive Biopolyelectrolyte Membrane

Authors

  • Venkateshwarlu Gopishetty,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave. Potsdam, NY 13699-5810 (USA)
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  • Yuri Roiter,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Ave. Potsdam, NY 13699-5810 (USA)
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  • Ihor Tokarev,

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

Abstract

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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.

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