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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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Submitted
04 Jan 2011
Accepted
02 Feb 2011
First published
15 Feb 2011

Polym. Chem., 2011,2, 1486-1489
Article type
Communication

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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