Biomimetic block copolymer membranes

Goertz, Matthew P. and Marks, Lauryn E. and Montaño, Gabriel A.. (2010) Biomimetic block copolymer membranes. Advances in Polymer Science, Vol. 224, Polymer Membranes/Biomembranes. pp. 113-165.

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A review. Amphiphilic block copolymer membranes, classified as vesicles, are nano-aggregates receiving a lot of scientific interest due to their wide range of potential applications extending from biomedicine (e.g., drug delivery, imaging, nanoreactors) to material science (biosensors, electronics). This chapter summarizes the principles of vesicle formation, various membrane-forming copolymer systems and their properties as well as common techniques for vesicle prepn. and characterization. Copolymer membranes with responsiveness to external stimuli are particularly attractive for use in drug delivery and are, therefore, also discussed. In addn., the chapter reviews recent examples of vesicles encapsulating proteins, enzymes and therapeutics as prospective systems for bio-applications. [on SciFinder(R)]
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Meier, Wolfgang P.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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