Protein–Polymer Hybrid Amphiphiles

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Abstract

Biohybrid amphiphiles composed of a protein head group and a hydrophobic polymer tail self-assemble in water in a similar way as low molecular weight surfactants. Owing to the presence of the protein, biohybrid amphiphiles, and their assemblies, however, hold the additional feature of a built-in (bio)functionality. These compounds therefore are promising building blocks for the synthesis of functional nanometer-sized materials. We discuss recent advances in the relatively young field of protein–polymer hybrid amphiphiles, which so far mainly involved exploratory and fundamental studies providing a conceptual basis for the development of more complex systems with interesting applications in the future.
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Pages (from-to)3953-3957
JournalAdvanced materials
Volume20
Issue number20
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Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Dirks, A.J. ; Nolte, Roeland ; Cornelissen, Jeroen Johannes Lambertus Maria. / Protein–Polymer Hybrid Amphiphiles. In: Advanced materials. 2008 ; Vol. 20, No. 20. pp. 3953-3957.
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Protein–Polymer Hybrid Amphiphiles. / Dirks, A.J.; Nolte, Roeland; Cornelissen, Jeroen Johannes Lambertus Maria.

In: Advanced materials, Vol. 20, No. 20, 2008, p. 3953-3957.

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