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Controlled polymer synthesis—from biomimicry towards synthetic biology

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The controlled assembly of synthetic polymer structures is now possible with an unprecedented range of functional groups and molecular architectures. In this critical review we consider how the ability to create artificial materials over lengthscales ranging from a few nm to several microns is generating systems that not only begin to mimic those in nature but also may lead to exciting applications in synthetic biology (139 references).

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Submitted
10 Jun 2009
First published
06 Oct 2009

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010,39, 286-300
Article type
Critical Review

Controlled polymer synthesis—from biomimicry towards synthetic biology

G. Pasparakis, N. Krasnogor, L. Cronin, B. G. Davis and C. Alexander, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2010, 39, 286
DOI: 10.1039/B809333B

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