Cover Image, Volume 50, Issue 13
Article first published online: 25 MAY 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry
Volume 50, Issue 13, pages i–ii, 1 July 2012
How to Cite
(2012), Cover Image, Volume 50, Issue 13. J. Polym. Sci. A Polym. Chem., 50: i–ii. doi: 10.1002/pola.26173
- Issue published online: 25 MAY 2012
- Article first published online: 25 MAY 2012
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Multifunctional nanoparticles labeled with fluorescent dyes and polymer chains intended for non-specific binding of antibacterial agents are presented on page 2533 by Brian Benicewicz and colleagues. The image depicts a nanoparticle labeled with fluorescent dyes attached to the surface of the nanoparticle to enable detection and tracking in biological systems such as bacterial biofilms. Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization is used to attach polymer chains to the surface of the nanoparticle with control over the chain density, molecular weight, polydispersity, and chemical functionality of the attached chains.