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Self-healing metallo-supramolecular amphiphilic polymer conetworks

Mugemana, C., Grysan, P., Dieden, R., Ruch, D., Bruns, N. & Dubois, P., 13 Jan 2020, In : Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 6 p., 1900432.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

healing
Polymers
polymers
acrylates
Acrylamide
2019

Biocatalytically initiated precipitation atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) as a quantitative method for hemoglobin detection in biological fluids

Pollard, J., Rifaie-Graham, O., Raccio, S., Davey, A., Balog, S. & Bruns, N., 2 Dec 2019, In : Analytical Chemistry. 92, 1, p. 1162-1170 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Hemoglobins
Fluids
Blood
Polymerization
1 Downloads (Pure)

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

Open Access
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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

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Atom transfer radical polymerization
Chlorophyll
Polymerization
Polyethylene glycols
Derivatives
4 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

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.

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Polymerization
Malaria
Assays
polymerization
parasites
1 Citation (Scopus)

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

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

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pH sensors
Polymers
Leaching
Dyes
Optical sensors
2018
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
3 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Degumming
Fibroins
Silk
Tensile properties
Optical properties
15 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Biocatalysts
Free radical polymerization
Polymerization
Enzymes
Polymers
19 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Biological materials
Fibers
Composite materials
Carbon fibers
Polymers
5 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Hemin
Crystallization
Light scattering
Chloroquine
Antimalarials
31 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Nanoreactors
Light
Wavelength
Switches
Permeability
3 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Acrylamide
Esters
Polymers
Amides
Acrylamides
2017
19 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Nanoreactors
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polymerization
Thermosomes
Group II Chaperonins
9 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Brushes
Polymerization
Atom transfer radical polymerization
Proteins
Polymers
6 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Carbon Nanotubes
Polystyrenes
butenes
Block copolymers
Surface treatment
17 Citations (Scopus)
13 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Polymers
Bearings (structural)
Furans
Methacrylates
Amines
2016
16 Citations (Scopus)
7 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Thermosomes
RNA
Small Interfering RNA
delivery
proteins
20 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Laccase
Free radical polymerization
Polymerization
Polymers
Molecular Weight
4 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)

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

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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
32 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
25 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
33 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
15 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
61 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
38 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
2013
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
38 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
59 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
76 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
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
127 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
17 Downloads (Pure)

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

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Block copolymers
Membranes
Ligands
Nanoreactors
Fluorophores
85 Citations (Scopus)

Horseradish peroxidase as a catalyst for atom transfer radical polymerization

Sigg, S. J., Seidi, F., Renggli, K., Silva, T. B., Kali, G. & Bruns, N., 1 Nov 2011, In : Macromolecular Rapid Communications. 32, 21, p. 1710-1715 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Atom transfer radical polymerization
Polydispersity
Horseradish Peroxidase
Polymerization
Catalysts
18 Citations (Scopus)

Phase behavior of vesicle-forming block copolymers in aqueous solutions

Braun, J., Bruns, N., Pfohl, T. & Meier, W., 15 Jun 2011, In : Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. 212, 12, p. 1245-1254 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase behavior
block copolymers
Block copolymers
Polymers
aqueous solutions
149 Citations (Scopus)

Selective and responsive nanoreactors

Renggli, K., Baumann, P., Langowska, K., Onaca, O., Bruns, N. & Meier, W., 8 Apr 2011, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 21, 7, p. 1241-1259 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanoreactors
proteins
Proteins
dendrimers
viruses
9 Citations (Scopus)

Self-reporting materials: protein-mediated visual indication of damage in a bulk polymer

Bruns, N. & Clark, D. S., 1 Apr 2011, In : CHIMIA. 65, 4, p. 245-249 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymers
Proteins
Polyacrylates
Bearings (structural)
Fluorescence
25 Citations (Scopus)

Solid-solid interface adsorption of proteins and enzymes in nanophase-separated amphiphilic conetworks

Dech, S., Cramer, T., Ladisch, R., Bruns, N. & Tiller, J. C., 9 May 2011, In : Biomacromolecules. 12, 5, p. 1594-1601 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Enzymes
Proteins
Adsorption
Polymers
Lipases
2010
10 Citations (Scopus)

Amphiphilic polymer conetworks as matrices for phase transfer reactions

Bruns, N., Hanko, M., Dech, S., Ladisch, R., Tobis, J. & Tiller, J. C., 1 May 2010, In : Macromolecular Symposia. 291-292, 1, p. 293-301 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Organic solvents
Polymers
metabolites
metathesis
polymers
2009
75 Citations (Scopus)

Mechanical nanosensor based on fret within a thermosome: damage-reporting polymeric materials

Bruns, N., Pustelny, K., Bergeron, L. M., Whitehead, T. A. & Clark, D. S., 20 Jul 2009, In : Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 48, 31, p. 5666-5669 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thermosomes
Nanosensors
Chaperonins
Proteins
Polymers
2008
49 Citations (Scopus)

Amphiphilic conetworks as activating carriers for the enhancement of enzymatic activity in supercritical CO2

Bruns, N., Bannwarth, W. & Tiller, J. C., 1 Sep 2008, In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering . 101, 1, p. 19-26 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lipases
Lipase
Enzymes
Rhizomucor
Biocatalysis
2006
49 Citations (Scopus)

Nanophase-separated amphiphilic conetworks as versatile matrixes for optical chemical and biochemical sensors

Hanko, M., Bruns, N., Rentmeister, S., Tiller, J. C. & Heinze, J., 15 Sep 2006, In : Analytical Chemistry. 78, 18, p. 6376-6383 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sensors
Bromphenol Blue
Chlorine
Peroxides
Horseradish Peroxidase
48 Citations (Scopus)

Nanophasic amphiphilic conetworks with a fluorophilic phase

Bruns, N. & Tiller, J. C., 27 Jun 2006, In : Macromolecules. 39, 13, p. 4386-4394 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Silanes
Supercritical fluids
Photopolymerization
Lipases
Polydimethylsiloxane
49 Citations (Scopus)
Immobilization
Hydrogen Peroxide
Biosensing Techniques
Biosensors
Sensors