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Issue 5, 2011
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Switchable, biocompatible surfaces based on glycerol copolymers

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Abstract

Two thermoresponsive copolymers based on glycerol were synthesized and tethered onto gold surfaces via SAM formation. Below the LCST protein resistant surfaces were obtained while fibrinogen adsorbed above the LCST. It was demonstrated that these switchable properties can be applied to control fibroblast cell adhesion and detachment.

Graphical abstract: Switchable, biocompatible surfaces based on glycerol copolymers

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The article was received on 21 Sep 2010, accepted on 11 Nov 2010 and first published on 29 Nov 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04002A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 1553-1555
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    Switchable, biocompatible surfaces based on glycerol copolymers

    M. Weinhart, T. Becherer and R. Haag, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 1553
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04002A

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