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Designing protein-polysaccharides based bioactive copolymeric network by supra-molecular interactions for sustained drug delivery

Keeping in view recent advancements in designing biomaterials from bioactive polysaccharides, the present work deals with the design of protein (gelatin)-polysaccharide (tragacanth gum) based bioactive...

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Liquid-liquid phase separation: Fundamental physical principles, biological implications, and applications in supramolecular materials engineering

Liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) is a captivating phenomenon in which a uniform mixture spontaneously divides into two liquid phases with differing component concentrations. It is prevalent in...

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Towards sturdy and sensable pressure-sensitive adhesive through hierarchical supramolecular interaction

•High bonding strength (1340kPa) of PSA is achieved via hierarchical supramolecular interaction.•Ionic PSA exhibit excellent stress-sensing capability endowing it with a fast response to external stress...

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Stimuli-responsive hydrogel sponge for ultrafast responsive actuator

lA thermo-responsive PNIPAm hydrogel sponge with locally aggregated PNIPAm polymer network was constructed with the assistance of ice crystals.lThe PNIPAm hydrogel sponge can realize ultrafast de-swelling/swelling...

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Behavior of supramolecular cross-links formed by host-guest interactions in hydrogels responding to water contents

Reversible or movable cross-links based on host-guest interactions in supramolecular materials create functions such as enhanced mechanical properties and stimulus responsiveness. A supramolecular complex...

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Light-induced assembly of colloidal nanoparticles based on photo-controlled metal–ligand coordination

Self-assembly of colloidal nanoparticles is a promising approach for the fabrication of functional materials. Zeta potential strongly influences the self-assembly processes of nanoparticles. Light-induced...

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Metallacycle-crosslinked supramolecular polymers constructed by amino–YNE click reaction with enhanced mechanical properties

Supramolecular polymers based on supramolecular coordination complexes (SCCs) have received extensive attention because of their good stimulus responsiveness, processability and other properties. Herein,...

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Quantifying cation-π interactions in marine adhesive proteins using single-molecule force spectroscopy

In marine adhesives, cation-π interactions play an important role in their liquid-liquid phase separation process and underlying their strong interfacial bonding. However, it remains challenging to...

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Supramolecular microgels/microgel scaffolds for tissue repair and regeneration

Biomedical microgels are a novel type of materials with promising perspectives for repair and regeneration of multi-types of tissues and organs due to their highly hydrated nature, tunable microporous...

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Progress for the development of antibacterial surface based on surface modification technology

With the increasing requirement for antibacterial surface especially in biomedical apparatus, constructing the new material surface with bactericidal activity for combating the infection caused by multi-resistant...

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Supramolecular materials: dynamic, responsive, adaptive

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Visualizing polymer diffusion in hydrogel self-healing

Self-healing hydrogels are attractive to extend material lifetime by rapid recovery from damage; the underlying healing mechanism regarding polymer diffusion are of broad research interest. However,...

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Multicomponent coassembled nanodrugs based on ovalbumin, pheophorbide a and Zn2+ for in vitro photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been considered as a therapeutic method based on non-invasiveness and lower side effect. However, photosensitizers (PS), as a major component of PDT, suffer from aggregation...

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Self-assembly of fibril-forming histidine-rich peptides for cofactor-free oxidase-mimetic catalysis

Most oxidases rely on the cofactors for catalyzing the electron transfer reactions, while tend to suffer from externally-induced protein unfolding, cofactor dissociation and nonrecovery of the activities....

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Light controlled drug-based supramolecular polymer self-assemblies for efficient antibacterial manipulation

The infections and diseases caused by harmful bacteria are regarded as the worldwide health-threatening issue. The most antibiotics-based delivery systems restricted the controlled drug release at specific...

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Reconfigurable structured liquids

The past decades have witnessed the discovery and rapid development of adaptable, reconfigurable all-liquid systems where, by the interfacial assembly and jamming of nanoparticles (NPs), a liquid-liquid...

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Multicompartment polymer capsules

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Dynamic structural controlment for the functionalization of polyelectrolyte multilayer films

Polyelectrolyte multilayer films (PEMs) fabricated from the layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly technique have attracted wide interests in the past several decades. Driven and stabilized by electrostatic...

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Discrete terpyridine-lanthanide molecular and supramolecular complexes

Integrating the advantages of terpyridine (tpy) ligands with excellent chromophoric sensitization ability and lanthanides (Lns) with characteristic luminescent and magnetic properties, discrete terpyridine-lanthanide...

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Multicolor fluorescent supramolecular adhesive gels based on a single molecule with aggregation-induced ratiometric emission

Multicolor fluorescent materials, showing various fluorescent colors at the same time, have been applied in biomimetic materials, sensor arrays, and information storage. However, the vast majority of...

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Engineering coacervate droplets towards the building of multiplex biomimetic protocells

The origin of life on Earth remains one of the biggest open questions in science. Despite recent advances in molecular mechanism of cell biology, a large blind spot still exists between non-living matter...

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Coupling an artificial receptor with macrophage membrane for targeted and synergistic treatment of cholestasis

•Amphiphilic calix[4]arene (AmC4A) is synthesized to bind toxic bile acids (BAs) in a high affinity.•Establishment of a therapeutic platform based upon co-assembly of macrophage membrane and AmC4A.•Ursodeoxycholic...

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Interfacial self-assembly of nanoparticles into macroscopic, monolayered films

This article offers an overview of recent advances in directing self-assembly of nanoparticles (NPs) at the interfaces between two immiscible fluids, which is aimed at emphasizing that the fluidic interfaces...

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Converting microscale linear to rotary motion in kinesin-powered systems

Converting linear to rotary motion is a typical and enabling task for macroscale machinery, but the process is not yet established at the nano- and microscale. Linear motion is generated by the motor...

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