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Main Title: Temperature-induced molecular transport through polymer multilayers coated with PNIPAM microgels
Author(s): Vikulina, Anna S.
Aleed, Sarah T.
Paulraj, Thomas
Vladimirov, Yury Andreevich
Duschl, Claus
Klitzing, Regine von
Volodkin, Dmitry
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Polyelectrolyte multilayers serve as effective reservoirs for bioactive molecules which are stored and released from the multilayers for cellular applications. However, control over the release without significantly affecting the multilayers and biomolecules is still a challenge. On the other hand, externally stimulated release would make the multilayers promising for the development of stimuli-sensitive planar carriers with release performance switched on demand. In this study soft composite films are designed by coating hyaluronic acid/poly-L-lysine (HA/PLL) multilayers with temperature responsive poly( N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM) microgels. Microgels are flattened and immersed into the multilayers to maximize the number of contacts with the surrounding polyelectrolytes (HA and PLL). The microgel coating serves as an efficient switchable barrier for the PLL transport into the multilayers. PLL diffusion into the film is significantly hindered at room temperature but is dramatically enhanced at 40 degrees C above the volume phase transition temperature (VPTT) of PNIPAM at 32 degrees C associated with microgel shrinkage. Scanning force microscopy micrographs show that the mechanism of volume phase transition on soft surfaces cannot be directly deduced from the processes taking place at solid substrates.
Issue Date: 2015
Date Available: 25-Oct-2017
DDC Class: 540 Chemie und zugeordnete Wissenschaften
Journal Title: Physical chemistry, chemical physics
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publisher Place: Cambridge
Volume: 17
Issue: 19
Publisher DOI: 10.1039/c5cp01213a
Page Start: 12771
Page End: 12777
EISSN: 1463-9084
ISSN: 1463-9076
Notes: Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
This publication is with permission of the rights owner freely accessible due to an Alliance licence and a national licence (funded by the DFG, German Research Foundation) respectively.
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