Temporally-Programmed Transient Supramolecular Gels

Panja, Santanu, Patterson, Courtenay and Adams, Dave J
(2019) Temporally-Programmed Transient Supramolecular Gels. MACROMOLECULAR RAPID COMMUNICATIONS, 40 (15). e1900251-.

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In living systems, self-assembly processes are driven by the consumption of chemical fuels. Synthetic adaptation of living systems can be achieved by coupling of competing pathways that drive the assembly and disassembly, respectively, under the influence of chemical fuels. Here, a pH-responsive transient gel system is created by simultaneous incorporation of two triggers, of which one is responsible for the initiation of the self-assembly by increasing the pH and the second trigger drives the disassembly by reducing the pH. This method allows us to prepare transient gels with a high degree of control over the self-assembly lifetime as well as the mechanical properties of the transient gels.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dissipative self-assembly, kinetic control, pH responsiveness, self-regulation, supramolecular gels
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2019 17:34
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 00:13
DOI: 10.1002/marc.201900251
Open Access URL: https://doi.org/10.1002/marc.201900251
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3065634