18_12/2006Cover Picture: Multipotent Polymer Coatings Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Copolymerization (Adv. Mater. 12/2006)

The cover shows that chemical vapor deposition can be used to prepare copolymer thin films, on varying substrates, that can bind two different ligands with high selectivity. In work reported by Lahann and co-workers on p. 1521, the actual ligand ratios on the surface can be controlled by varying the copolymer composition. This technology may find applications in biomedical devices, high-throughput screening platforms, microfluidic analysis devices, and diagnostic platforms.

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