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Combining polymers with the functionality of proteins : new concepts for atom transfer radical polymerization, nanoreactors and damage self-reporting materials

Bruns, Nico and Lörcher, Samuel and Makyła, Katarzyna and Pollard, Jonas and Renggli, Kasper and Spulber, Mariana. (2013) Combining polymers with the functionality of proteins : new concepts for atom transfer radical polymerization, nanoreactors and damage self-reporting materials. Chimia, 67 (11). pp. 777-781.

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Abstract

Proteins are macromols. with a great diversity of functions. By combining these biomols. with polymers, exciting opportunities for new concepts in polymer sciences arise. This highlight exemplifies the aforementioned with current research results of our group. We review our discovery that the proteins horseradish peroxidase and Hb possess ATRPase activity, i.e. they catalyze atom transfer radical polymns. Moreover, a permeabilization method for polymersomes is presented, where the photo-reaction of an α-hydroxyalkylphenone with block copolymer vesicles yields enzyme-contg. nanoreactors. A further intriguing possibility to obtain functional nanoreactors is to enclose a polymn. catalyst into the thermosome, a protein cage from the family of chaperonins. Last but not least, fluorescent proteins are discussed as mechanoresponsive mol. sensors that report microdamages within fiber-reinforced composite materials. [on SciFinder(R)]
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie
05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Bruns, Nico and Lörcher, Samuel and Makyla, Katarzyna and Pollard, Jonas and Renggli, Kasper and Spulber, Mariana
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
ISSN:0009-4293
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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