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Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Thin Films Assembled Using Poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and Polysaccharides: Versatile Platforms towards Protein Immobilization, Sorption of Organic Pollutants and Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles
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1  "Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry


The interaction of materials with their surroundings proceeds mainly through their outer functional groups. Coating of solid materials with thin organic films using the Layer-by-Layer (LbL) assembly strategy is one of the most versatile approaches to fabricate functional surfaces for a wide range of applications. In this contribution, the functionalization of silica microparticles with LbL films containing poly(N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) and polysaccharides (sodium alginate, carboxymethyl cellulose and chitosan) is investigated. All polymers used in this work are biocompatible, while the deposition strategy is environmentally benign and allows a precise control of the outer layer properties (chemical nature, charge, roughness, etc.). The application of the obtained films in immobilization of proteins/enzymes (i.e. pepsin, bovine serum albumin, hemoglobin and lysozyme), sorption/release of organic dyes (i.e. methylene blue, methyl orange, bromocresol green and Congo red), as well as their use as “green” catalysts for the synthesis of silver nanoparticles was investigated as a function of films’ composition, number of deposited layers and/or assembly conditions.

Keywords: Polyelectrolyte multilayers; Proteins/enzymes; Sorption/release; Silver nanoparticles
Comments on this paper
Ana Maria Diez-Pascual
Comment on 10.3390/CGPM2020-07167
Thanks for the interesting article. Is PDMAEMA fully biodegradable?
Claudiu Augustin Ghiorghita
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately PDMAEMA is a non-biodegradable polymer.