Temporally-programmed transient supramolecular gels

Panja, S. , Patterson, C. and Adams, D. J. (2019) Temporally-programmed transient supramolecular gels. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 40(15), 1900251. (doi: 10.1002/marc.201900251) (PMID:31162773)

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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:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave and Panja, Dr Santanu
Authors: Panja, S., Patterson, C., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Macromolecular Rapid Communications
ISSN (Online):1521-3927
Published Online:04 June 2019
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Macromolecular Rapid Communications 40(15):1900251
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
768041Multicomponent Supramolecular HydrogelsDave AdamsEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/L021978/2CHEM - CHEMISTRY