A systematic study on the self-assembly behaviour of multi component fmoc-amino acid-poly(oxazoline) systems

Pier-Francesco Caponi, Rein V. Ulijn

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Abstract

We report a systematic study of a modular approach to create multi-component supramolecular nanostructures that can be tailored to be both enzyme and temperature responsive. Using a straightforward synthetic approach we functionalised a thermal responsive polymer, poly(2-isopropyl-2-oxazoline), with fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-amino acids that drive the self-assembly. Depending on the properties of appended amino acids, these polymers undergo substantial morphological changes in response to the catalytic action of alkaline phosphatase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1399-1415
Number of pages17
JournalPolymers
Volume4
Issue number3
Early online date24 Jul 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2012

Keywords

  • responsive polymers
  • amino acids
  • enzyme responsive materials
  • modular approach
  • multi-component
  • supramolecular nanostructures
  • thermal responsive polymer,
  • fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl-amino acids

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