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Visible light induced fast synthesis of protein–polymer conjugates: controllable polymerization and protein activity

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Abstract

Herein visible light is used to induce RAFT polymerization from protein for preparing protein–polymer conjugates at ambient temperature. Polymerization is fast and can be conveniently controlled with irradiation time. By site-specific polymerization of NIPAm to protein, the protein activity is maintained and in certain cases it presents an efficient on–off-switchable property.

Graphical abstract: Visible light induced fast synthesis of protein–polymer conjugates: controllable polymerization and protein activity

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The article was received on 27 Mar 2014, accepted on 30 Apr 2014 and first published on 30 Apr 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02277G
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6506-6508

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    Visible light induced fast synthesis of protein–polymer conjugates: controllable polymerization and protein activity

    X. Li, L. Wang, G. Chen, D. M. Haddleton and H. Chen, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 6506
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02277G

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