Controlled architecture for improved macromolecular memory within polymer networks

Controlled architecture for improved macromolecular memory within polymer networks Available online at www.sciencedirect.com ScienceDirect Controlled architecture for improved macromolecular memory within polymer networks Stephen A DiPasquale and Mark E Byrne This brief review analyzes recent developments in the field of has traditionally been associated with highly crosslinked living/controlled polymerization and the potential of this polymer networks due to the decreased flexibility of the technique for creating imprinted polymers with highly polymer chains. The lower flexibility aided the creation of structured architecture with macromolecular memory. As a template affinity due to the retention of the shape speci- result, it is possible to engineer polymers at the molecular level ficity of the polymer chain functionality forming the with increased homogeneity relating to enhanced template template complexation site [8 ,9]. However, recently it binding and transport. Only recently has living/controlled has been shown to work effectively even in weakly polymerization been exploited to decrease heterogeneity and crosslinked networks with flexible polymer chains substantially improve the efficiency of the imprinting process [10,11]. The key in weakly crosslinked polymers is to for both highly and weakly crosslinked imprinted polymers. strengthen the interaction of the template with the poly- Living polymerization can be utilized to create imprinted mer chains by using complementary chemistry within http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Opinion in Biotechnology Elsevier

Controlled architecture for improved macromolecular memory within polymer networks

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd
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0958-1669
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10.1016/j.copbio.2016.06.001
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Available online at www.sciencedirect.com ScienceDirect Controlled architecture for improved macromolecular memory within polymer networks Stephen A DiPasquale and Mark E Byrne This brief review analyzes recent developments in the field of has traditionally been associated with highly crosslinked living/controlled polymerization and the potential of this polymer networks due to the decreased flexibility of the technique for creating imprinted polymers with highly polymer chains. The lower flexibility aided the creation of structured architecture with macromolecular memory. As a template affinity due to the retention of the shape speci- result, it is possible to engineer polymers at the molecular level ficity of the polymer chain functionality forming the with increased homogeneity relating to enhanced template template complexation site [8 ,9]. However, recently it binding and transport. Only recently has living/controlled has been shown to work effectively even in weakly polymerization been exploited to decrease heterogeneity and crosslinked networks with flexible polymer chains substantially improve the efficiency of the imprinting process [10,11]. The key in weakly crosslinked polymers is to for both highly and weakly crosslinked imprinted polymers. strengthen the interaction of the template with the poly- Living polymerization can be utilized to create imprinted mer chains by using complementary chemistry within

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Current Opinion in BiotechnologyElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2016

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