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Cyborg cells: functionalisation of living cells with polymers and nanomaterials (2012)
Journal Article
Fakhrullin, R. F., Zamaleeva, A. I., Minullina, R. T., Konnova, S. A., & Paunov, V. N. (2012). Cyborg cells: functionalisation of living cells with polymers and nanomaterials. Chemical Society Reviews, 41(11), 4189. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2cs15264a

Living cells interfaced with a range of polyelectrolyte coatings, magnetic and noble metal nanoparticles, hard mineral shells and other complex nanomaterials can perform functions often completely different from their original specialisation. Such “c... Read More

Adsorption of sterically stabilized latex particles at liquid surfaces: Effects of steric stabilizer surface coverage, particle size, and chain length on particle wettability (2012)
Journal Article
Horozov, T. S., Paunov, V. N., Armes, S. P., Borovicka, J., Reed, K. M., Thompson, K. L., & Walsh, A. (2012). Adsorption of sterically stabilized latex particles at liquid surfaces: Effects of steric stabilizer surface coverage, particle size, and chain length on particle wettability. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 28(18), 7291-7298. https://doi.org/10.1021/la300735u

A series of five near-monodisperse sterically stabilized polystyrene (PS) latexes were synthesized using three well-defined poly(glycerol monomethacrylate) (PGMA) macromonomers with mean degrees of polymerization (DP) of 30, 50, or 70. The surface co... Read More

Triggered cell release from shellac–cell composite microcapsules (2012)
Journal Article
Hamad, S. A., Stoyanov, S. D., & Paunov, V. N. (2012). Triggered cell release from shellac–cell composite microcapsules. Soft matter, 8(18), 5069-5077. https://doi.org/10.1039/c2sm07488e

We report the fabrication of novel shellac-cell composite microcapsules with programmed release of cells upon change of pH in a narrow range. The microcapsules were prepared from yeast cells as a model for probiotics combined with aqueous solution of... Read More

Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique (2012)
Journal Article
Rutkevicius, M., Munusami, S. K., Watson, Z., Field, A. D., Salt, M., Stoyanov, S. D., …Paunov, V. N. (2012). Fabrication of novel lightweight composites by a hydrogel templating technique. Materials research bulletin, 47(4), 980-986. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.materresbull.2012.01.014

A non-conventional way of preparation of lightweight porous materials by templating hydrogels with a range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic scaffolding materials was explored. Sub-millimetre hydrogel slurries of polyacrylamide and gellan gum were templ... Read More