The effect of polymer chain length and surface density on the adhesiveness of functionalized polymersomes

Johan J. Lin, James A. Silas, Harry Bermudez, Valeria T. Milam, Frank S. Bates, Daniel A. Hammer

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Abstract

The effect of surface density and polymer chain length on the adhesiveness of functionalized polymerosomes was analyzed. The adhesion between biotin and avidin was investigated using phospholipid vesicles. Polymersomes made from block copolymers were chosen as a model because of their superior material properties. The results indicate that polymer mixing and length can control the interfacial adhesion of polymer brushes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5493-5500
Number of pages8
JournalLangmuir
Volume20
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2004

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