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Title: Multicolor Luminescence from Conjugates of Genetically Encoded Elastin-like Polymers and Terpyridine-Lanthanides

Functional hybrid materials with optically active metal-ligand moieties embedded within a polymer matrix have a great potential in (bio)materials science, including applications in light-emitting diode devices. Here, we report a simple strategy to incorporate terpyridine derivatives into the side chains of elastin-like polymers (ELPs). The further binding of trivalent lanthanide ions with the terpyridine ligands generated an array of photoluminescence ranging from the visible to the near-infrared regions. Lastly, as thin films, these ELP-based optical materials also exhibited distinct morphologies that depend upon the temperature of the aqueous solutions from which the hybrid polymers were spin coated or drop cast.
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Center for Nonlinear Studies (CNLS)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States). Institute for Materials Science
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1022-1352
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 216; Journal Issue: 18; Journal ID: ISSN 1022-1352
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE biomaterials; conjugation; elastin; genetically encoded polymers; lanthanides; luminescence; polypeptides; terpyridine