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Issue 29, 2008
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Advances in polymers for anti-biofouling surfaces

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Self-assembling polymers and nanostructured polymer thin films are being actively explored as advanced coatings for marine and biomedical applications. This review highlights recent advances in the design and synthesis of polymers that can resist fouling by biomolecules, cells and organisms. Current understanding of the mechanisms of anti-biofouling activity is also discussed.

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The article was received on 28 Jan 2008, accepted on 14 Mar 2008 and first published on 09 Apr 2008

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B801491D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2008,18, 3405-3413
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    Advances in polymers for anti-biofouling surfaces

    S. Krishnan, C. J. Weinman and C. K. Ober, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 3405
    DOI: 10.1039/B801491D

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