An "Ingredients" Approach to Functional Self-Synthesizing Materials: A Metal-Ion-Selective, Multi-Responsive, Self-Assembled HydrogelLi, J., Cvrtila, I., Colomb-Delsuc, M., Otten, E. & Otto, S., 24-Nov-2014, In : Chemistry. 20, 48, p. 15709-15714 6 p.
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New methodology for making novel materials is highly desirable. Here, an "ingredients" approach to functional self-assembled hydrogels was developed. By designing a building block to contain the right ingredients, a multi-responsive, self-assembled hydrogel was obtained through a process of template-induced self-synthesis in a dynamic combinatorial library. The system can be switched between gel and solution by light, redox reactions, pH, temperature, mechanical energy and sequestration or addition of MgII salt.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 24-Nov-2014|
- combinatorial chemistry, gels, responsive hydrogels, self-healing hydrogels, self-assembly, supramolecular chemistry, DYNAMIC COMBINATORIAL LIBRARIES, HOST-GUEST INTERACTIONS, SUPRAMOLECULAR GELS, SYNTHETIC RECEPTOR, ADAPTIVE CHEMISTRY, COVALENT CHEMISTRY, PI-STACKING, WATER, AZOBENZENE, LIGHT