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20032022
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Research Output 2003 2019

2019

Biocatalytic ATRP in solution and on surfaces

Rodriguez, K. J., Pellizzoni, M. M., Divandari, M., Benetti, E. M. & Bruns, N., 15 Oct 2019, Methods in Enzymology. Bruns, N. & Loos, K. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press Inc., Vol. 627. p. 263-290 28 p. (Methods in Enzymology; vol. 627).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polymers
Acrylamide
Brushes
Polymerization

Bio-inspired polymersome nanoreactors

Rifaie-Graham, O., Apebende, E. A. & Bruns, N., 1 Feb 2019, In : CHIMIA. 73, 1-2, p. 21-24 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoreactors
Laccase
Block copolymers
Chemical activation
Membranes
1 Citation (Scopus)

Chlorophyll derivatives as catalysts and comonomers for atom transfer radical polymerizations

Gajewska, B., Raccio, S., Rodriguez, K. J. & Bruns, N., 7 Jan 2019, In : Polymer Chemistry. 10, 1, p. 125-135 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Atom transfer radical polymerization
Chlorophyll
Polymerization
Polyethylene glycols
Derivatives

Enzyme-initiated free radical polymerizations of vinyl monomers using horseradish peroxidase

Rodriguez, K. J., Pellizzoni, M. M., Chadwick, R. J., Guo, C. & Bruns, N., 15 Oct 2019, Methods in Enzymology. Bruns, N. & Loos, K. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press Inc., Vol. 627. p. 249-262 14 p. (Methods in Enzymology; vol. 627).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Horseradish Peroxidase
Free radical polymerization
Polymerization
Free Radicals
Polymers
2 Citations (Scopus)

Hemozoin-catalyzed precipitation polymerization as an assay for malaria diagnosis

Rifaie-Graham, O., Pollard, J., Raccio, S., Balog, S., Rusch, S., Hernández-Castañeda, M. A., Mantel, P. Y., Beck, H. P. & Bruns, N., 25 Mar 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 8 p., 1369.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Polymerization
Malaria
Assays
polymerization
parasites

Light-responsive block copolymers with a spiropyran located at the block junction

Apebende, E. A., Dubois, L. & Bruns, N., 31 Oct 2019, In : European Polymer Journal. 119, p. 83-93 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

block copolymers
Block copolymers
stimuli
polymers
initiators

Preface

Bruns, N. & Loos, K., 15 Oct 2019, Methods in Enzymology: Enzymatic Polymerizations. Bruns, N. & Loos, K. (eds.). Cambridge, MA: Academic Press Inc., Vol. 627. p. xv-xix 5 p. (Methods in Enzymology; vol. 627).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Pyranine-modified amphiphilic polymer conetworks as fluorescent ratiometric pH sensors

Ulrich, S., Osypova, A., Panzarasa, G., Rossi, R. M., Bruns, N. & Boesel, L. F., 1 Nov 2019, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 40, 21, 6 p., 1900360.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
pH sensors
Polymers
Leaching
Dyes
Optical sensors
2018

Biocatalytic ATRP

Pollard, J. & Bruns, N., 1 Jan 2018, Reversible Deactivation Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Synthetic Methodologies. Tsarevsky, N. V., Gao, H., Matyjaszewski, K. & Sumerlin, B. S. (eds.). American Chemical Society, Vol. 1284. p. 379-393 15 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 1284).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Hemin
Enzymes
Heme
Catalysts
2 Citations (Scopus)

Bioinspiration across all length scales of materials

Vignolini, S. & Bruns, N., 10 May 2018, In : Advanced Materials. 30, 19, 3 p., 1801687.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

1 Citation (Scopus)

DNA-coated functional oil droplets

Caciagli, A., Zupkauskas, M., Levin, A., Knowles, T. P. J., Mugemana, C., Bruns, N., O'Neill, T., Frith, W. J. & Eiser, E., 28 Aug 2018, In : Langmuir. 34, 34, p. 10073-10080 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emulsions
emulsions
Oils
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of silk degumming process on physicochemical, tensile, and optical properties of regenerated silk fibroin

Nultsch, K., Bast, L. K., Näf, M., Yakhlifi, S. E., Bruns, N. & Germershaus, O., 31 Dec 2018, In : Macromolecular Materials and Engineering. 303, 12, 10 p., 1800408.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Degumming
Fibroins
Silk
Tensile properties
Optical properties
13 Citations (Scopus)

Repurposing biocatalysts to control radical polymerizations

Rodriguez, K. J., Gajewska, B., Pollard, J., Pellizzoni, M. M., Fodor, C. & Bruns, N., 18 Sep 2018, In : ACS Macro Letters. 7, 9, p. 1111-1119 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Polymerization
Enzymes
Polymers
Peroxidases
Laccase
16 Citations (Scopus)

Self-reporting fiber-reinforced composites that mimic the ability of biological materials to sense and report damage

Rifaie-Graham, O., Apebende, E. A., Bast, L. K. & Bruns, N., 10 May 2018, In : Advanced Materials. 30, 19, 16 p., 1705483.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Biological materials
Fibers
Composite materials
Carbon fibers
Polymers

The kinetics of hematin crystallization measured by depolarized light scattering

Rifaie-Graham, O., Hua, X., Bruns, N. & Balog, S., 15 Nov 2018, In : Small. 14, 46, 7 p., 1802295.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Hemin
Crystallization
Light scattering
Light
Crystals
27 Citations (Scopus)

Wavelength-selective light-responsive DASA-functionalized polymersome nanoreactors

Rifaie-Graham, O., Ulrich, S., Galensowske, N. F. B., Balog, S., Chami, M., Rentsch, D., Hemmer, J. R., Read De Alaniz, J., Boesel, L. F. & Bruns, N., 27 Jun 2018, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society . 140, 25, p. 8027-8036 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Nanoreactors
Light
Wavelength
Switches
Permeability
2 Citations (Scopus)

Wide range of functionalized poly(N-alkyl acrylamide)-based amphiphilic polymer conetworks via active ester precursors

Ulrich, S., Sadeghpour, A., Rossi, R. M., Bruns, N. & Boesel, L. F., 24 Jul 2018, In : Macromolecules. 51, 14, p. 5267-5277 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Acrylamide
Esters
Polymers
Amides
Acrylamides
2017
18 Citations (Scopus)

Biocatalytic atom transfer radical polymerization in a protein cage nanoreactor

Renggli, K., Sauter, N., Rother, M., Nussbaumer, M. G., Urbani, R., Pfohl, T. & Bruns, N., 14 Apr 2017, In : Polymer Chemistry. 8, 14, p. 2133-2136 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Nanoreactors
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polymerization
Thermosomes
Group II Chaperonins

Chapter 11: Self-reporting Polymeric Materials with Mechanochromic Properties

Araujo, J. V., Rifaie-Graham, O., Apebende, E. A. & Bruns, N., 1 Jan 2017, Bio-inspired Polymers. Kilbinger, A. F. M., Tang, B. Z. & Bruns, N. (eds.). 22 ed. Vol. 2017-January. p. 357-401 45 p. (RSC Polymer Chemistry Series; vol. 2017-January, no. 22).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cyclooctanes
Self-healing materials
Dyes
Cyclobutanes
Proteins
8 Citations (Scopus)

Controlling enzymatic polymerization from surfaces with switchable bioaffinity

Divandari, M., Pollard, J., Dehghani, E., Bruns, N. & Benetti, E. M., 11 Dec 2017, In : Biomacromolecules. 18, 12, p. 4261-4270 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Brushes
Polymerization
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Proteins
Polymers
5 Citations (Scopus)

Structural behavior of cylindrical polystyrene-block-poly(ethylene-butylene)-block-polystyrene (SEBS) triblock copolymer containing MWCNTs: on the influence of nanoparticle surface modification

Hasanabadi, N., Nazockdast, H., Gajewska, B., Balog, S., Gunkel, I., Bruns, N. & Lattuada, M., 17 Nov 2017, In : Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 218, 22, 10 p., 1700231.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Carbon Nanotubes
Polystyrenes
butenes
Block copolymers
Surface treatment
15 Citations (Scopus)

Visible light-responsive DASA-polymer conjugates

Ulrich, S., Hemmer, J. R., Page, Z. A., Dolinski, N. D., Rifaie-Graham, O., Bruns, N., Hawker, C. J., Boesel, L. F. & Read De Alaniz, J., 18 Jul 2017, In : ACS Macro Letters. 6, 7, p. 738-742 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Polymers
Bearings (structural)
Furans
Methacrylates
Amines
2016

Bio-inspired Polymers

Bruns, N. & Kilbinger, A. F. M., 10 Dec 2016, Cambridge. 592 p. (RSC Polymer Chemistry Series; vol. 22)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Polymers
Materials properties
Self-healing materials
Optical materials
Drug delivery
16 Citations (Scopus)

Chaperonin–dendrimer conjugates for siRNA delivery

Nussbaumer, M. G., Duskey, J. T., Rother, M., Renggli, K., Chami, M. & Bruns, N., 1 Oct 2016, In : Advanced Science. 3, 10, 10 p., 1600046.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Thermosomes
Chaperonins
Dendrimers
dendrimers
RNA
19 Citations (Scopus)

Laccase-catalyzed controlled radical polymerization of N-vinylimidazole

Fodor, C., Gajewska, B., Rifaie-Graham, O., Apebende, E. A., Pollard, J. & Bruns, N., 21 Nov 2016, In : Polymer Chemistry. 7, 43, p. 6617-6625 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Laccase
Free radical polymerization
Polymerization
Polymers
Molecular Weight

Preface

Bruns, N. & Kilbinger, A. F. M., 14 Oct 2016, Bio-inspired Polymers. Bruns, N. & Kilbinger, A. F. M. (eds.). Cambridge, p. vii-ix 3 p. (RSC Polymer Chemistry Series; vol. 22).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Biomimetics
Biological Science Disciplines
Physics
Robotics
Biotechnology
54 Citations (Scopus)

Protein cages and synthetic polymers: a fruitful symbiosis for drug delivery applications, bionanotechnology and materials science

Rother, M., Nussbaumer, M. G., Renggli, K. & Bruns, N., 21 Nov 2016, In : Chemical Society Reviews. 45, 22, p. 6213-6249 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Materials science
Drug delivery
Polymers
Proteins
Nanoreactors
4 Citations (Scopus)

Using the dendritic polymer PAMAM to form gold nanoparticles in the protein cage thermosome

Nussbaumer, M. G., Bisig, C. & Bruns, N., 7 Sep 2016, In : Chemical Communications. 52, 69, p. 10537-10539 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Thermosomes
Dendrimers
Gold
Nanoparticles
Proteins
2015
31 Citations (Scopus)

Filling polymersomes with polymers by peroxidase-catalyzed atom transfer radical polymerization

Dinu, M. V., Spulber, M., Renggli, K., Wu, D., Monnier, C. A., Petri-Fink, A. & Bruns, N., 1 Mar 2015, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 36, 6, p. 507-514 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Nanoreactors
Peroxidase
Polymers
Filled polymers
16 Citations (Scopus)

Reduction-sensitive amphiphilic triblock copolymers self-assemble into stimuli-responsive micelles for drug delivery

Toughraï, S., Malinova, V., Masciadri, R., Menon, S., Tanner, P., Palivan, C., Bruns, N. & Meier, W., 1 Apr 2015, In : Macromolecular Bioscience. 15, 4, p. 481-489 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Micelles
Drug delivery
Block copolymers
Polyhydroxyethyl Methacrylate
Disulfides
27 Citations (Scopus)

Self-sealing and puncture resistant breathable membranes for water-evaporation applications

Rother, M., Barmettler, J., Reichmuth, A., Araujo, J. V., Rytka, C., Glaied, O., Pieles, U. & Bruns, N., 1 Nov 2015, In : Advanced Materials. 27, 42, p. 6620-6624 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaporation
Membranes
Water
Composite membranes
Steam
2014
24 Citations (Scopus)

A chaperonin as protein nanoreactor for atom-transfer radical polymerization

Renggli, K., Nussbaumer, M. G., Urbani, R., Pfohl, T. & Bruns, N., 27 Jan 2014, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 53, 5, p. 1443-1447 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermosomes
Nanoreactors
Chaperonins
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polydispersity
30 Citations (Scopus)

From membrane to skin: aqueous permeation control through light-responsive amphiphilic polymer co-networks

Schöller, K., Küpfer, S., Baumann, L., Hoyer, P. M., De Courten, D., Rossi, R. M., Vetushka, A., Wolf, M., Bruns, N. & Scherer, L. J., 3 Sep 2014, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 24, 33, p. 5194-5201 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Permeation
Skin
Polymers
membranes
Membranes
13 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical unfolding of a fluorescent protein enables self-reporting of damage in carbon-fibre-reinforced composites

Lörcher, S., Winkler, T., Makyła, K., Ouellet-Plamondon, C., Burgert, I. & Bruns, N., 7 May 2014, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2, 17, p. 6231-6237 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbon fibers
Proteins
Composite materials
Fibers
Resins
59 Citations (Scopus)

PH-responsive PDMS-b-PDMAEMA micelles for intracellular anticancer drug delivery

Car, A., Baumann, P., Duskey, J. T., Chami, M., Bruns, N. & Meier, W., 8 Sep 2014, In : Biomacromolecules. 15, 9, p. 3235-3245 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Micelles
Drug delivery
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polymers
Cytotoxicity
36 Citations (Scopus)

Poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone)-poly(dimethylsiloxane)-based polymersome nanoreactors for laccase-catalyzed biotransformations

Spulber, M., Baumann, P., Saxer, S. S., Pieles, U., Meier, W. & Bruns, N., 14 Apr 2014, In : Biomacromolecules. 15, 4, p. 1469-1475 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoreactors
Laccase
Polydimethylsiloxane
Block copolymers
Enzymes

Polymeric particulates for subunit vaccine delivery

Schuster, T., Nussbaumer, M., Baumann, P., Bruns, N., Meier, W. & Car, A., 31 Dec 2014, Subunit Vaccine Delivery. Foged, C., Rades, T., Perrie, Y. & Hook, S. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. 181-201 21 p. ( Advances in Delivery Science and Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Subunit Vaccines
Vaccines
Polymers
Nanocapsules
Dendrimers
2013
3 Citations (Scopus)

Biocatalytic ATRP: controlled radical polymerizations mediated by enzymes

Renggli, K., Spulber, M., Pollard, J., Rother, M. & Bruns, N., 1 Jan 2013, Green Polymer Chem: Biocatalysis and Materials II. American Chemical Society, Vol. 1144. p. 163-171 9 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 1144).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Free radical polymerization
Enzymes
Catalysts
Metalloproteins
3 Citations (Scopus)

Combining polymers with the functionality of proteins: new concepts for atom transfer radical polymerization, nanoreactors and damage self-reporting materials

Bruns, N., Lörcher, S., Makyla, K., Pollarda, J., Renggli, K. & Spulber, M., 1 Nov 2013, In : CHIMIA. 67, 11, p. 777-781 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoreactors
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polymers
Thermosomes
Proteins
36 Citations (Scopus)

Fluorescent protein senses and reports mechanical damage in glass-fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Makyła, K., Müller, C., Lörcher, S., Winkler, T., Nussbaumer, M. G., Eder, M. & Bruns, N., 21 May 2013, In : Advanced Materials. 25, 19, p. 2701-2706 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Glass fibers
Polymers
Proteins
Debonding
Composite materials
54 Citations (Scopus)

Hemoglobin and red blood cells catalyze atom transfer radical polymerization

Silva, T. B., Spulber, M., Kocik, M. K., Seidi, F., Charan, H., Rother, M., Sigg, S. J., Renggli, K., Kali, G. & Bruns, N., 12 Aug 2013, In : Biomacromolecules. 14, 8, p. 2703-2712 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Methyl Ethers
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Hemoglobin
Polyethylene glycols
Ethers
75 Citations (Scopus)

Photoreaction of a hydroxyalkyphenone with the membrane of polymersomes: a versatile method to generate semipermeable nanoreactors

Spulber, M., Najer, A., Winkelbach, K., Glaied, O., Waser, M., Pieles, U., Meier, W. & Bruns, N., 19 Jun 2013, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society . 135, 24, p. 9204-9212 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoreactors
Block copolymers
Permeability
Membranes
Pyrogallol

Printing enzymes for colorimetric assays on paper

Saxer, S. S., Wildi, F., Walser, M., Boss, O., Zimmer, R., Spulber, M., Meier, W., Paul, P., Bruns, N. & Pieles, U., 1 Sep 2013, In : CHIMIA. 67, 9, p. 653-654 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

36 Citations (Scopus)

Real-time viscosity and mass density sensors requiring microliter sample volume based on nanomechanical resonators

Bircher, B. A., Duempelmann, L., Renggli, K., Lang, H. P., Gerber, C., Bruns, N. & Braun, T., 17 Sep 2013, In : Analytical Chemistry. 85, 18, p. 8676-8683 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resonators
Viscosity
Sensors
Fluids
Shear thinning
2012
7 Citations (Scopus)

ATRPases: using nature's catalysts in atom transfer radical polymerizations

Kali, G., Silva, T. B., Sigg, S. J., Seidi, F., Renggli, K. & Bruns, N., 1 Jan 2012, Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization: Mechanisms and Techniques. American Chemical Society, p. 171-181 11 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 1100).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Enzymes
Catalysts
Polymers
Hemeproteins
3 Citations (Scopus)

ATRPases: enzymes as catalysts for atom transfer

Sigg, S. J., Seidi, F., Renggli, K., Silva, T. B., Kali, G. & Bruns, N., 1 Feb 2012, In : CHIMIA. 66, 1-2, p. 66 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

5 Citations (Scopus)

Use of a novel initiator for synthesis of amino-end functionalized polystyrene (NH 2-PS) by atom transfer radical polymerization

Pourjavadi, A., Seidi, F., Jahromi, P. E., Salimi, H., Roshan, S., Najafi, A. & Bruns, N., 1 Jan 2012, In : Journal of Polymer Research. 19, 1, 8 p., 9752.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polystyrenes
Polymers
hydrazine
Halogens
2011
126 Citations (Scopus)

Biocompatible functionalization of polymersome surfaces: a new approach to surface immobilization and cell targeting using polymersomes

Egli, S., Nussbaumer, M. G., Balasubramanian, V., Chami, M., Bruns, N., Palivan, C. & Meier, W., 30 Mar 2011, In : Journal of the American Chemical Society . 133, 12, p. 4476-4483 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Immobilization
Ligands
Nanostructures
Antibodies
Therapeutic Uses
10 Citations (Scopus)

Exploiting dimerization of purely peptidic amphiphiles to form vesicles

Schuster, T. B., De Bruyn Ouboter, D., Bruns, N. & Meier, W., 8 Aug 2011, In : Small. 7, 15, p. 2158-2162 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amphiphiles
Dimerization
Peptides
Drug Delivery Systems
Membranes

Functionalization of block copolymer vesicle surfaces

Egli, S., Schlaad, H., Bruns, N. & Meier, W., 11 Jan 2011, In : Polymers. 3, 1, p. 252-280 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Block copolymers
Membranes
Ligands
Nanoreactors
Fluorophores