Well-controlled synthesis of boronic-acid functionalised poly(lactide)s: a versatile platform for biocompatible polymer conjugates and sensors

Alison J. Cross, Matthew G. Davidson, Daniel García-vivó, Tony D. James

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We report the controlled synthesis of boronic-acid terminated polylactides via the use of a protected boronic acid-functionalised ring-opening polymerisation initiator and the subsequent deprotection of the resultant polymer. We have demonstrated the utility of this approach to biocompatible polymer conjugates of biologically-relevant diols using an indicator- displacement assay.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5954-5956
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


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