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Simultaneous Dual Encoding of Three-Dimensional Structures by Light-Induced Modular Ligation

Simultaneous Dual Encoding of Three-Dimensional Structures by Light-Induced Modular Ligation
Author:

T.K. Claus, B. Richter, V. Hahn, A. Welle, S. Kayser, M. Wegener, M. Bastmeyer, G. Delaittre, and C. Barner-Kowollik

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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 3817 –3822 (2016)

Date: 17.02.2016

 Abstract:

A highly efficient strategy for the simultaneous dual surface encoding of 2D and 3D microscaffolds is reported. The combination of an oligo(ethylene glycol)-based network with two novel and readily synthesized monomers with photoreactive side chains yields two new photoresists, which can be used for the fabrication of microstructures (by two-photon polymerization) that exhibit a dual-photoreactive surface. By combining both functional photoresists into one scaffold, a dual functionalization pattern can be obtained by a single irradiation step in the presence of adequate reaction partners based on a self-sorting mechanism. The versatility of the approach is shown by the dual patterning of halogenated and fluorescent markers as well as proteins. Furthermore, we introduce a new ToF–SIMS mode (“delayed extraction”) for the characterization of the obtained microstructures that combines high mass resolution with improved lateral resolution.