Chemistry • Material Sciences
Research report (imported) 2011 - Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Bioorganic-synthetic polymers as bioinspired structural and functional materials
Kolloidchemie (Prof. Dr. Markus Antonietti)
Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid- und Grenzflächenforschung, Potsdam
Bioorganic-synthetic polymers are readily available in rather large quantities through modern methods of metal-free polymer synthesis and modification. Polymers based on polypeptides and saccharides can form “smart” biofunctional membranes and also hierarchical structures. Current studies deal with the understanding of fundamental mechanisms of bioinspired structure formation and with possible applications in biomedicine and materials science.