Block copolymers for protein ordering
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2014
Copyright © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Special Issue: Bioactive Surface Functionalization
Volume 131, Issue 14, 15 July 2014
How to Cite
2014). Block copolymers for protein ordering. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 131, 40360, doi: 10.1002/app.40360and (
- Issue published online: 16 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 21 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 DEC 2013
- Manuscript Received: 14 NOV 2013
- nanostructured polymers;
Large scale production of sub-micrometer features aids vital understanding of the interactions present at that scale in the biological world as well as the interactions with artificial surfaces. Considerable research efforts have been put into the study and control of block copolymer self-assembly, both in bulk phase and as thin films. Well-ordered block copolymer films can be used for pattern transfer through etching or evaporation and have also been explored as templates for directed nanoparticle assembly and as hosts for proteins. This review is focused on the emerging area of using block copolymer films for the creation of ordered arrays of protein or peptides. The work done in the field is reviewed and focus is being put on how the systems have been characterized as this is an inherent difficulty of such systems. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2014, 131, 40360.