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Boronic Acid Homopolymers as Effective Polycations for Sugar-Responsive Layer-by-Layer Assemblies
Florea, Larisa
Due to their reversible diol-binding ability, phenylboronic acid (BA) derivatives have gained considerable interest for the development of saccharide sensors and drug delivery systems. In particular, BA-containing polymers have been used for the realisation of sugar-responsive layer-by-layer (LbL) films. Herein, a LbL system based on cationic BA-homopolymers (PBA) is presented, and its subsequent sugar-induced disassembly is described. The BA-linear polymers (PBA) were intercalated with poly(vinylsulfonic acid, sodium salt) to form (PBA/PVS), film assemblies. Different orientations of the boronic acid substituent (ortho-, meta-and para-) in the PBA polymer were investigated for their influence on the LbL assembly. The rate of disassembly in the presence of glucose or fructose was analyzed by UV-vis spectroscopy. Additionally, the PVS component was replaced by an anionic fluorophore, pyranine (PYR), which allowed the assembly and disassembly to be monitored by fluorescence.
Keyword(s): Layer-by-layer; Boronic acid; Fluorescence; Fructose; Pyranine; Stimuli-responsive; Nanoscience & Materials; BORONIC ACIDS; Layer-by-Layer; Polymers; SENSORS; Sugar
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Citation(s): Bruen, D., Campos, P.P., Ferreira, M., Diamond, D., Delaney, C., Florea, L. Boronic Acid Homopolymers as Effective Polycations for Sugar-Responsive Layer-by-Layer Assemblies, ACS Applied Polymer Materials, 2019, 1, 5, 990 - 996
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