Functionalized micellar assemblies prepared via block copolymers synthesized by living free radical polymerization upon peptide-loaded resins. Academic Article uri icon


  • Hybrid peptidic-synthetic amphiphilic block copolymers, synthesized by living free radical polymerization (LFRP) on solid support, have been utilized as precursors for nanoscale materials possessing bio-available peptides. LFRP initiators, coupled to the peptide terminus upon the resin, facilitated the growth of homo- and block copolymers via nitroxide mediated radical polymerization (NMRP) or atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP). Herein, the versatile solid-support synthesis of the antimicrobial peptide tritrpticin, coupling of living free radical polymerization initiators to the peptide-loaded resin, and the controlled radical polymerization of various monomers to yield amphiphilic diblock copolymers are described. Assembly of the peptidic-synthetic block copolymers into micelles and a preliminary assessment of their in vitro biological properties are detailed.

published proceedings

  • Biomacromolecules

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Becker, M. L., Liu, J., & Wooley, K. L.

citation count

  • 133

complete list of authors

  • Becker, Matthew L||Liu, Jianquan||Wooley, Karen L

publication date

  • January 2005