Biomimetic Lipoglycopolymer Membranes: Photochemical Surface Attachment of Supramolecular Architectures with Defined Orientation.

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Schiller, S.M.; Reisinger-Friebis, A.; Gotz, H.; Hawker, C.J.; Frank, C.W.; Naumann, R.; Knoll, W.;
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl.,
48, 6896-6899.

Polymers on parade: Using multifunctional building blocks and a sophisticated combination of nanotechnological surface preparation techniques, lipoglycopolymers have been utilized to construct a new type of biomimetic cell membrane (see scheme; LB=Langmuir–Blodgett). For the first time, the selective photochemical immobilization of multifunctional polymeric amphiphiles on metal substrates with defined orientation of the supramolecular architecture has been demonstrated.