Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 2007, 72, 1591-1630

Boron-Containing Functional Copolymers for Bioengineering Applications

Zakir M. O. Rzayev* and Oktay Beşkardeş

Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Hacettepe University, Beytepe, 06800 Ankara, Turkey


This review summarizes the some advances and results of our recent investigations, outlining the synthesis, structural phenomena, unique properties and application areas of boron-containing bioengineering copolymers. Particular attention is paid to the effects of hydrogen bonding in copolymerization reactions of boron-containing monomers, and in formation of supramacromolecular structures, bioconjugates, physically and chemically crosslinkable copolymers, and other important bioengineering materials.

Keywords: Boron-containing copolymers; Synthesis; Copolymerization; Grafting; Stimuli-responsity; Supramacromolecular structure; Macrocomplexes; H-bonding; Bioengineering applications.

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