Advanced Materials

Reversible Immobilization onto PEG-based Emulsion-templated Porous Polymers by Co-assembly of Stimuli Responsive Polymers

Authors

  • Francisco Fernández-Trillo,

    1. Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Polymer Science & Technology Department of Chemistry, University of Durham South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (UK)
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  • Jan C. M. van Hest,

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen Organic Chemistry Institute for Molecules and Materials Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen (The Netherlands)
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  • Jens C. Thies,

    1. DSM Research Campus Geleen Performance Materials–Chemistry & Technology Lab 094.2.201 Urmonderbaan 22, 6167 RD Geleen (The Netherlands)
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  • Thierry Michon,

    1. INRA, UMR GDPP, IBVM, Interactions Plante Virus BP 81, 33883 Villenave d'Ornon Cedex (France)
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  • Ralf Weberskirch,

    1. Department Chemie, Technische Universität München Lehrstuhl für Makromolekulare Stoffe Lichtenbergstr. 4, 85747 Garching (Germany)
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  • Neil R. Cameron

    Corresponding author
    1. Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Polymer Science & Technology Department of Chemistry, University of Durham South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (UK)
    • Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Polymer Science & Technology Department of Chemistry, University of Durham South Road, Durham DH1 3LE (UK).
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  • This work was performed within the European Research Training Network SMASHYBIO (Smart Assembly of Hybrid Biopolymers) under contract (HPRN-CT-2001-00188). We would like to thank the rest of the SMASHYBIO Network for discussions. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

Reversible immobilization onto the surface of highly porous polymers through the co-assembly of stimuli-responsive polymers is explored (see figure). Elastin-based side-chain polymers (EBPs) are prepared by RAFT and attached to the surface of PEG-based emulsion-templated porous polymers, leading to a responsive surface capable of pH-controlled reversible immobilization.

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