Biological surface modification by 'thiol-ene' addition of polymers synthesised by catalytic chain transfer polymerisation (CCTP)

Stacy Slavin, Ezat Khoshdel, David M. Haddleton

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Abstract

Copolymers of oligo(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylates and allyl methacrylate have been synthesised by catalytic chain transfer polymerisation (CCTP) and reacted with α-keratin in human hair via Michael addition to cysteine residues. Further modification of the polymer conjugates was carried out using a fluorescent tag as a model via achieved thiol-ene chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1461-1466
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Chemistry
Volume3
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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