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Not just fundamental research: education, equal opportunities, knowledge and technology transfer, and communication at the nccr bio-inspired materials

Capper, Scott ; Haskal, Eliav ; Kilbinger, Andreas ; Montero de Espinosa, Lucas ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara ; Rüegg, Curzio ; Weder, Christoph

In: CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 2019, vol. 73, no. 1, p. 86–89

Besides conducting excellent fundamental research in domains of strategic importance, the National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCRs) also aim to become centers of reference for education, equal opportunities, and knowledge and technology transfer. These activities are supported by a communication strategy focused on specific target groups. This article describes some of the main...

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Catechol-derivatized poly(vinyl alcohol) as a coating molecule for magnetic nanoclusters

Burnand, David ; Monnier, Christophe A. ; Redjem, Anthony ; Schaefer, Mark ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara ; Kilbinger, Andreas ; Petri-Fink, Alke

In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 2015, vol. 380, p. 157–162

Surface functionalization of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) remains indispensable in promoting colloidal stability and biocompatibility. We propose a well-defined and characterized synthesis of a new catechol-functionalized RAFT (reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer) poly(vinyl alcohol) polymer, which can be anchored onto hydrophobic SPIONs via a one-pot...

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Tuning the solubility of hepta(p-benzamide)s via the monomer sequence

Seyler, Helga ; Kilbinger, Andreas

In: Tetrahedron Letters, 2012, p. -

The automated synthesis of hepta(p-benzamide) hetero sequences on solid support using a modified peptide synthesizer is reported. The oligomers are synthesized from 4-aminobenzoic acid and 4-amino-2-(hexyloxy)benzoic acid, the latter carrying a solubilizing hexyl side chain. It is known from previous studies that both the unsubstituted hepta(p-benzamide) and the fully hexyloxy-substituted...