Chemistry • Material Sciences
Research report (imported) 2014 - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Synthetic polypeptides and peptoids as bioinspired responsive functional materials
Bioinspired poly(amino acid)s with stimuli-responsive properties and the ability to recognize and selectively bind to biological systems (proteins) are readily available in rather large quantities through optimized methods of synthetic polymer chemistry. Partially glucosylated polyglutamate and poly(N-alkyl glycine) may be used as “intelligent” polymers for applications in the biomedical field, for instance for therapeutic and regenerative medicine or diagnostics, as well as for the fabrication of hierarchical structures.