Advanced Materials

Biomedical Applications: Multifunctional Cationic Poly(p-phenylene vinylene) Polyelectrolytes for Selective Recognition, Imaging, and Killing of Bacteria Over Mammalian Cells (Adv. Mater. 41/2011)

Authors

  • Chunlei Zhu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Qiong Yang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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  • Libing Liu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Fengting Lv,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Shayu Li,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Guoqiang Yang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
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  • Shu Wang

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P. R. China.
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Abstract

A new multifunctional cationic poly(p-phenylene vinylene) derivative with polyethylene glycol (PEG) side chains is designed to combine recognition, imaging, and killing functions into a single system to achieve a collaborative and selective antimicrobial effect. As reported by Qiong Yang, Shu Wang, and co-workers, this new strategy will exert a far-reaching impact on the future development of antimicrobial materials, exhibiting potential applications in pathogen infections and medical implants.

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