Dynamic Behavior in Enzyme-Polymer Surfactant Hydrogel Films

Kamendra P. Sharma, Robert L Harniman, Thomas Farrugia, Wuge H Briscoe, Adam W Perriman, Stephen Mann*

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Dynamic protein-polymer surfactant films are highly hydrophilic and show a soft solid to hydrogel transition upon hydration to produce a swollen hydrogel. An unusual reversible autospreading/self-folding response is observed when the water-saturated films are transferred from water into air.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1597-1602
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
Early online date16 Dec 2015
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2016


  • enzymatic sponges
  • meta-hydrogels
  • protein films
  • protein hydrogels


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