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See detailNovel biodegradable pH-sensitive flower micelle
Cajot, Sébastien ULg; Van Butsele, Kathy; Jérôme, Christine ULg

Poster (2008, May 22)

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See detailSuperhydrophobic surfaces by electrospinning of polymer mixtures
Grignard, Bruno ULg; Vaillant, Alexandre; De Coninck, Joel et al

Poster (2008, May 22)

Hydrophobic surfaces have found great interest in environment resist coating, antifouling marine structures and low friction devices whereas superhydrophobic materials, with contact angle higher than 150° ... [more ▼]

Hydrophobic surfaces have found great interest in environment resist coating, antifouling marine structures and low friction devices whereas superhydrophobic materials, with contact angle higher than 150°, are of special interest in self-cleaning surfaces and stain resistant textiles. (Super)hydrophobicity is a key property that depends on both the surface chemistry and surface roughness. Numerous methods were reported for the preparation of superhydrophobic surfaces by either increasing the surface roughness of an inherently hydrophobic material or decreasing the surface free energy of a rough surface by post-treatment. For instance, controlled crystallization, lithography , etching were reported in the literature for the production of such surfaces. Nevertheless, all these techniques suffer from some drawback such as high cost, time consuming and expensive processes. As an alternative approach, electrospinning was proposed for the production of superhydrophobic surfaces with controlled roughness, morphology and/or porosity. For instance, Acatay et Al. reported on the preparation of electrospun fibers starting from a poly(AN-co-TMI)/fluorolink-D mixture followed by the annealing of these material in order to enable the reorientation of the perfluorinated groups to the solid-air interface. Rutledge et al. described the preparation of superhydrophobic surfaces by combining electrospinning of PCL and initiated chemical vapor deposition of perfluoroalkyl ethyl methacrylate. Allcock et al. prepared superhydrophibic nanofibers by electrospinning of an organic-soluble poly[bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phosphazene]. In order to simplify the experimental protocols described in the literature on the preparation of superhydrophobic surfaces and decrease the cost related to the use of pure fluoropolymers, electrospinning of homopolymer/semifluorinated diblock copolymer mixture, i.e. a polyisobornylacrylate/poly(isobornyl acrylate-b-heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate) mixture, onto aluminum plates is proposed in this study. In practice, a diblock copolymer based on 1H,1H,2H,2H heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate and isobornyl acrylate was prepared by RAFT polymerization. In a second step, electrospinning of PIBA/PAC8-b-PIBA mixtures of different compositions was investigated. At high fluorine content ([PIBA]/[PAC8-b-PIBA] = 50/50), the electrospun mats show high surface roughness (microparticles of undefined morphologies) and a superhydrophic character. By decreasing the fluorine content, the morphology of the films changed from particles to beaded fibers (([PIBA]/[PAC8-b-PIBA] = 70/30) or fibers (([PIBA]/[PAC8-b-PIBA] = 85/15), which is consistent with an increase of the solution viscosity, but the surfaces still demonstrate or tend to superhydrophobicity. [less ▲]

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See detailGd(III)-DOTA conjugate with furtive targeting copolymer poly(AMPEO-co-HEA) by click chemistry for magnetic resonance imaging
Grogna, Mathurin ULg; Bémelmans, Stéphanie; Vanasschen, Christian et al

Poster (2008, May 22)

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See detailNew pH-sensitive flower micelles for potential tumour targeting
Cajot, Sébastien ULg; Van Butsele, Kathy; Jérôme, Christine ULg

Poster (2008, April 16)

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See detailContribution of "click chemistry" to the synthesis of antimicrobial aliphatic copolyester
Riva, Raphaël ULg; Lussis, Perrine ULg; Lenoir, Sandrine ULg et al

in Polymer (2008), 49(8), 2023-2028

A straightforward strategy is proposed to impart antimicrobial properties to biodegradable poly(oxepan-2-one) (poly(epsilon-caprolactone) or PCL), which is based on the grafting of pendant ammonium salts ... [more ▼]

A straightforward strategy is proposed to impart antimicrobial properties to biodegradable poly(oxepan-2-one) (poly(epsilon-caprolactone) or PCL), which is based on the grafting of pendant ammonium salts by "click" chemistry. First, statistical copolymerization of 3-chlorooxepan-2-one (alpha-chloro-epsilon-caprolactone or alpha Cl epsilon CL) with oxepan-2-one (epsilon-caprolactone or epsilon CL) was initiated by 2,2-dibutyl-2-stanna-1,3-dioxepane (DSDOP). In a second step, pendant chlorides were converted into azides by reaction with sodium azide (NaN3). Finally, quaternary ammonium containing alkynes were quantitatively added to the pendant azide groups of PCL by the copper-catalyzed Huisgen's 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition, which is a typical "click" reaction. An alternative two-step strategy based on the cycloaddition of the amine containing alkyne onto the pendant azides, followed by quaternization turned out to be less efficient. The antimicrobial activity was analyzed by the "shaking flask method" in the presence of Escherichia coli [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of novel functional aliphatic polyesters by association of ring-opening polymerization and click chemistry
Lecomte, Philippe ULg; Schmeits, Stephanie ULg; Riva, Raphaël ULg et al

Conference (2008, April 09)

Nowadays, biodegradable and biocompatible aliphatic polyesters are widely used as environmentally friendly thermoplastics and biomaterials. Nevertheless, the absence of any functional group along the ... [more ▼]

Nowadays, biodegradable and biocompatible aliphatic polyesters are widely used as environmentally friendly thermoplastics and biomaterials. Nevertheless, the absence of any functional group along the chain is a severe limitation for the development of new applications. Very recently, it was reported by Emrick et al. and by us that copper(I)-mediated 1,3-dipolar Huisgen's cycloaddition of alkynes and azides, the most widely used “click” reaction in the frame of macromolecular engineering, is very efficient to derivatize aliphatic polyesters. Due to the tolerance for many functional groups, cumbersome protection and deprotection steps are not needed. One main advantage of copper(I)-mediated Huisgen's cycloaddition compared to other reactions previously used to derivatize aliphatic polyesters relies on the mildness of the experimental conditions, which results in limited degradation. Our most recent results dealing with the combination of “click” chemistry and ring-opening polymerization towards functional PCL and PLA, networks, graft and hyperbranched copolymers will be highlighted. [less ▲]

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See detailUnsuccessful Induction of Endometriosis in Female Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta).
Defrère, S.; Squifflet, J.; Lousse, J. C. et al

in Gynecologic & Obstetric Investigation (2008), 66(2), 84-90

Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to induce endometriosis in female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) for research purposes. Methods: Three female monkeys from 4 to 4.5 years of age underwent ... [more ▼]

Background/Aims: The aim of this study was to induce endometriosis in female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) for research purposes. Methods: Three female monkeys from 4 to 4.5 years of age underwent three consecutive attempts at endometriosis induction over an 8-month period: (i) the first attempt involved intravaginal sampling of endometrial tissue and transplantation into the intrapelvic cavity; (ii) the second entailed surgical removal of endometrium after hysterotomy and intra-abdominal placement, and (iii) the third used endometrial mucosa obtained by scraping the uterus after hysterectomy, placed in a surgical pouch created in the retrovesical space (Retzius). In each case, the pelvic cavity was closely inspected after 7, 9, and 6 weeks respectively for the presence of endometriotic lesions, and peritoneal biopsies were performed. Results: Neither macroscopic observation nor histological analysis revealed any endometriotic lesions. Conclusion: This failure to induce endometriosis in female rhesus macaques suggests that this species is not the most efficient experimental model among primates to investigate endometriosis development or treatment. [less ▲]

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See detailCoating of gold nanoparticles by thermosensitive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) end-capped by biotin
Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Qiu, Hongjin; Greisch, Jean-François ULg et al

in Polymer (2008), 49(5), 1145-1153

Gold nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by reduction of HAuCl4 in aqueous solution and stabilized by poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM). PNIPAM was prepared by two distinct routes: (i) conventional free ... [more ▼]

Gold nanoparticles (NPs) were prepared by reduction of HAuCl4 in aqueous solution and stabilized by poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PNIPAM). PNIPAM was prepared by two distinct routes: (i) conventional free-radical polymerization leading to polymer without any reactive end-group, and (ii) Reversible Addition–Fragmentation chain Transfer (RAFT) polymerization with 2-dodecylsulfanylthiocarbonylsulfanyl-2-methyl propionic acid (DMP) as a RAFT agent. PNIPAM with low polydispersity was then end-capped by an α-carboxylic acid and an ω-trithiocarbonate that was converted into an ω-thiol upon hydrolysis. This hetero-telechelic polymer was analyzed by mass spectroscopy, size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and 1H NMR. Even without thiol end-group, known for chemisorption onto gold, PNIPAM was effective in stabilizing gold NPs (1–5 nm). The thermosensitivity of PNIPAM at the surface of gold NPs was, however, dependent on the molecular weight of the chains. Finally, the α-carboxyl end-group of PNIPAM was used to anchor biotin, which is indeed known for complexation with avidin, which is a possible strategy for the coated gold NPs to be involved as building blocks in supramolecular assemblies. TEM and UV–vis spectroscopy were used to characterize the gold nanoparticles. [less ▲]

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See detailAtom transfer radical polymerization of MMA with a macromolecular ligand in a fluorinated solvent and in supercritical carbon dioxide
Grignard, Bruno ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Calberg, Cédric ULg et al

in European Polymer Journal (2008), 44(3), 861-871

Macromolecular fluorinated ligands were prepared according to a three-step strategy that consists of the random copolymerization of heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate and 2-hydroxyethylacrylate, followed by ... [more ▼]

Macromolecular fluorinated ligands were prepared according to a three-step strategy that consists of the random copolymerization of heptadecafluorodecyl acrylate and 2-hydroxyethylacrylate, followed by the esterification of the pendant hydroxyl groups with acryloyl chloride and the Michael-type addition of tetraethyldiethylenetriamine onto the acrylic double bonds of the polymeric chains. These fluorinated macroligands were successfully used in the atom transfer radical polymerization of MMA catalyzed by a copper salt in a fluorinated solvent. The polymerization control was analyzed in relation to the copper salt, the initiator and the molecular weight and composition of the macroligand before being extended to the heterogeneous ATRP of MMA in scCO2. [less ▲]

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See detailPaclitaxel-loaded PEGylated nanocarriers: Preparation, physicochemical characterization and in vitro anti-tumoral activity
Danhier, F.; Lecouturier, N.; Vroman, Benoit et al

in Acta Clinica Belgica (2008, February 16), 63(2), 124

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See detailPH-responsive biodegradable amphiphilic networks
Zednik, Jiri; Riva, Raphaël ULg; Lussis, Perrine ULg et al

in Polymer (2008), 49(3), 697-702

Copper-mediated azide - alkyne Huisgen's 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition is a "click" reaction that was successfully used to prepare pH-responsive, amphiphilic and biodegradable networks. Indeed, this reaction ... [more ▼]

Copper-mediated azide - alkyne Huisgen's 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition is a "click" reaction that was successfully used to prepare pH-responsive, amphiphilic and biodegradable networks. Indeed, this reaction proved to be very efficient in the "one pot" grafting of amino alkyne onto azide containing poly(epsilon-caprolactone) and the cross-linking of these chains by alpha,omega-dialkynyl poly(ethylene oxide). The pH-controlled release of guests hosted during the cross-linking step was illustrated with an entrapped model dye. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic nanoparticles coated by temperature responsive copolymers for hyperthermia
Aqil, Abdelhafid ULg; Vasseur, Sébastien; Duguet, Etienne et al

in Journal of Materials Chemistry (2008), 18(28), 3352-3360

Various temperature-responsive N-isopropylacrylamide-based functional copolymers were prepared and used for the stabilization of iron oxide nanoparticles. The copolymers investigated are poly(acrylic acid ... [more ▼]

Various temperature-responsive N-isopropylacrylamide-based functional copolymers were prepared and used for the stabilization of iron oxide nanoparticles. The copolymers investigated are poly(acrylic acid)-b-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (PAA-PNIPAM) and poly(acrylic acid)-b-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide)-b-poly(acrylate methoxy poly(ethylene oxide)) (PAA-PNIPAM-PAMPEO), with different molecular weights. The coated nanoparticles were characterized in terms of size by a combination of dynamic light scattering (DLS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). A sharp temperature transition was confirmed by particle size measurements vs. temperature. In addition, the stealthiness of the coated nanoparticles has been assessed in vitro by the haemolytic CH50 test. These measurements evidenced the crucial role of the PEO segments on the stealthiness of the nanoparticles and thus that such copolymers are particularly suitable for biomedical applications. Preliminary experiments of alternating magnetic field induced heating were performed and specific absorption rates of the various samples were recorded. [less ▲]

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See detailSynthesis of novel functional aliphatic polyesters
Schmeits, Stephanie ULg; Riva, Raphaël ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg et al

in Polymer Preprints (2008), 49(1), 222-223

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See detailMetal-coordination: an effective lever for cobalt-mediated radical polymerization
Debuigne, Antoine ULg; Jérôme, Christine ULg; Jérôme, Robert ULg et al

in Polymer Preprints (2008), 49(27), 193-194

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