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Title: Biocomposite materials and methods for making the same

A particle (and a composition that includes a plurality of the particles) that includes at least one polypeptide molecule and at least one polymer covalently bound to the polypeptide molecule so as to form a polymer shell substantially encompassing the polypeptide molecule, wherein the particle does not define a dimension greater than about 1 .mu.m. One example for making the particle includes modifying the polypeptide molecule to provide .alpha., .beta.-ethylenically unsaturated terminal functional groups, mixing the modified polypeptide molecule with a silicon-containing polymerizable compound, and subjecting the resulting mixture to conditions sufficient for polymerizing the polymerizable compound to form the particle.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1092975
Report Number(s):
8,507,606
11/983,516
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Research Org:
PNNL (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE