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Tuning the lower critical solution temperature of thermoresponsive polymers by biospecific recognition

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Abstract

A thermosensitive statistical copolymer based on oligo(ethylene glycol) methacrylates incorporating biotin was synthesized by free radical copolymerisation. The influence of added avidin on its thermoresponsive behaviour was investigated. The specific binding of avidin to the biotinylated copolymers provoked a marked increase of the lower critical solution temperature.

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The article was received on 04 Jan 2011, accepted on 02 Feb 2011 and first published on 15 Feb 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00001B
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 1486-1489
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    Tuning the lower critical solution temperature of thermoresponsive polymers by biospecific recognition

    J. Buller, A. Laschewsky, J. Lutz and E. Wischerhoff, Polym. Chem., 2011, 2, 1486
    DOI: 10.1039/C1PY00001B

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