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Dr Kathryn Swindells

Synthesis and characterisation of highly-branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) : a potential bacterial sensor molecule

A PhD student of the Rimmer and Swanson research groups based in the University of Sheffield {2010 – 2013]

Publications by Kathryn Swindells

  • Binding Bacteria to Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Modified with Vancomycin Induces the Coil-to-Globule Transition, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132 (6), pp 1736–1737
  • Highly Branched Polymers with Polymyxin End Groups Responsive to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Biomacromolecules, 2011, 12 (1), pp 1–5
  • Förster resonance energy transfer confirms the bacterial-induced conformational transition in highly-branched poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide with vancomycin end groups on binding to Staphylococcus aureus, Soft Matter, 2014,10, 5824-5835
  • pH Responsive Highly Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Trihistidine or Acid Chain Ends, Accepted Manuscript

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