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Polymer chemistry

Still in control

The development of synthetic strategies enabling the fabrication of well-defined polymer–biomolecule conjugates, together with advances in top-down nanofabrication, are two highlights from a recent meeting of polymer scientists.

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Figure 1: Multiphase rod-like particles fabricated using the PRINT processing method.
Figure 2: Glucose-functionalized diblock terpolymers.

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Pyun, J. Still in control. Nature Mater 11, 753–754 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat3413

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