Mussel-adhesion Derived Polymerization: From tyrosinase activated polymerization towards multifunctional polymers

Research objective of the proposal is the introduction of a novel class of macromonomers, which provides the possibility to exhibit a polymerization after being enzymatically activated. As a result of the enzyme activated polymerization, segmented copolymers with multifunctional character will be obtained. The polymerization process is derived from the fundamental cross-linking principle occurring in mussel adhesion processes. Similar chemistry that leads during byssus formation of marine mussels to cross-links between mussel foot proteins should be employed to generate linear polymers with repetitive monomer sequences.

Principal Investigators
Börner, Hans Prof. Dr. (Details) (Organic Synthesis of Functional Systems)

Financer
DFG: Sachbeihilfe

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2014
End date: 12/2017

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