Controlled polymer synthesis-from biomimicry towards synthetic biology

Pasparakis, G., Krasnogor, N., Cronin, L. , Davis, B. G. and Alexander, C. (2010) Controlled polymer synthesis-from biomimicry towards synthetic biology. Chemical Society Reviews, 39(1), pp. 286-300. (doi:10.1039/b809333b)

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Abstract

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).

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:ARCHITECTURES ASSEMBLIES AZIDE-ALKYNE CYCLOADDITION BIOLOGY BLOCK-COPOLYMER VESICLES DISSIPATIVE PARTICLE DYNAMICS INTRACELLULAR DRUG-DELIVERY MESOSCOPIC SIMULATION SIDE-CHAIN POLYMERS STIMULI-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION SYSTEMS THERMORESPONSIVE POLYMERS TRANSFER RADICAL POLYMERIZATION
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cronin, Professor Lee
Authors: Pasparakis, G., Krasnogor, N., Cronin, L., Davis, B. G., and Alexander, C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Society Reviews
ISSN:0306-0012

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