Anti-fouling zwitterionic coatings were successfully prepared by a surface Kabachnik-Fields reaction and subsequent deprotection of phosphonate groups.
Researchers have developed a microfludic platform for high-throughput preparation of multicomponent photopolymerized nanocomposite films.
Touch- and brush-spinning methods for drawing of nanofibers, core–shell nanofibers, and their aligned 2D and 3D meshes have been developed.
Japanese researchers successfully control the higher-ordered structure of an electrostatic assembly prepared from oppositely charged polypeptides.
Researchers from Turkey developed a new photoinitiator: phenacyl ethyl carbazolium hexafluoroantimonate for free radical polymerization under UV light.
Prof. Chuanliang Feng and co-workers are working on novel supramolecular, redox-responsive hydrogels self-assembled from low-molecular-weight gelators.
Functional star polymers of alkoxysilane containing monomers are produced via GTM and later crosslinked to produce hybrid gels in a one-pot synthesis.
L. Mazutis and co-workers have developed a microfluidic approach for production of alginate hydrogels having a unique biconcave shape and the size of a mammalian cell (~10 µm).
Cathepsin B molecular imaging has been shown to be a powerful tool in reflecting the potential of cartilage formation and predicting the quality of cartilage.
The 35th APS took place on the Gold Coast, Queensland, from the 12th – 15th of July: three and a half days of talks from numerous areas of polymer science.