Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Zwitteration of Dextran: A Facile Route to Integrate Antifouling, Switchability and Optical Transparency into Natural Polymers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 2-13-2014

Abstract

This communication reports a facile method for zwitteration of dextran with carboxybetaine (CB), which integrates superior antifouling properties, switchability between zwitterionic and cationic forms, as well as enhanced optical transparency into one polysaccharide material. This study provides a new avenue for generating multifunctional zwitterionic CB materials in situ.

Publication Title

Chemical Communications

Volume

50

Issue

24

First Page

3234

Last Page

3237