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EuCheMS 2018

Dr Tom Swift is presenting at EuCheMS 2018 with two talks and a poster covering recent research within our group. This international conference is being held in Liverpool 26th – 30th August.

Paper: Antibiotic functionalised polymers reduce bacterial biofilm and bioburden in a simulated infection of the cornea

Today online a new advanced access article is online at Biomaterials Science,  launched following our recent collaboration with the team at the University of Sheffield. This paper shows the efficacy of our recent highly branched polymer materials to disturb or prevent the formation of bacterial biofilms.

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Publication: Segmental Mobility Studies of Poly(N‐isopropyl acrylamide) Interactions with Gold Nanoparticles and Its Use as a Thermally Driven Trapping System

Published online as early access today, a brand new communication has been published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications, by Dr Swift and collaborator Dr Hickey.  This article shows a first examination of the interaction between gold nanoparticles and linear PNIPAM polymer chains and can be read at the MRC website here.

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Publication: A self-healable fluorescence active hydrogel based on ionic block copolymers prepared via ring opening polymerization and xanthate mediated RAFT polymerization

We are delighted to publish the first of several collaborations with our colleagues in IIT Kharagpur has been accepted for publication with RSC journal Polymer Chemistry. This publication, outlining a self healing fluorescent hydrogel, is a functional demonstration of new material types we have been actively developing for several years. Read the article at the RSC Polymer chemistry website.

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Article: Poly(acrylic acid) Interpolymer Complexes

Today we were delighted to hear from RSC Soft Matter that they are publishing one of our articles on “Polyacrylic acid interpolymer Complexation”. This paper is written by Drs Thomas Swift, Colin Seaton and Stephen Rimmer, and can be found at the Soft Matter website. This is the latest in a series of articles studying interpolymer complexation carried out by the group in recent years.

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