Visible light induced fast synthesis of protein-polymer conjugates: Controllable polymerization and protein activity

Xin Li, Lei Wang, Gaojian Chen, David M. Haddleton, Hong Chen

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Herein visible light is used to induce RAFT polymerization from protein for preparing protein-polymer conjugates at ambient temperature. Polymerization is fast and can be conveniently controlled with irradiation time. By site-specific polymerization of NIPAm to protein, the protein activity is maintained and in certain cases it presents an efficient on-off-switchable property. This journal is

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6506-6508
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number49
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

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