Polymers 2011, 3(1), 467-488; doi:10.3390/polym3010467
Review

Bioinspired Poly(2-oxazoline)s

1 Supramolecular Chemistry Group, Department of Organic Chemistry, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S4, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium 2 Department of Colloid Chemistry, Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Research Campus Golm, D-14424 Potsdam, Germany
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Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 12 December 2010 / Accepted: 6 February 2011 / Published: 11 February 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bioinspired Polymers)
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Abstract: Poly(2-oxazoline)s are regarded as pseudopeptides, thus bioinspired polymers, due to their structural relationship to polypeptides. Materials and solution properties can be tuned by varying the side-chain (hydrophilic-hydrophobic, chiral, bioorganic, etc.), opening the way to advanced stimulus-responsive materials and complex colloidal structures. The bioinspired “smart” solution and aggregation behavior of poly(2-oxazoline)s in aqueous environments are discussed in this review.
Keywords: bioinspired; poly(2-oxazoline); smart; stimuli-responsive; aggregation

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Hoogenboom, R.; Schlaad, H. Bioinspired Poly(2-oxazoline)s. Polymers 2011, 3, 467-488.

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Hoogenboom, Richard; Schlaad, Helmut. 2011. "Bioinspired Poly(2-oxazoline)s." Polymers 3, no. 1: 467-488.

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