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In situ supramolecular self-assembly for alleviating multidrug resistance in cancer

Drug resistance is one of the major causes of cancer treatment failures. In recent years, to combat the issue of drug resistance, a large volume of strategies has been established along the development...

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Hydrazide–pillar[5]arene-mediated silver nanoparticles for highly efficient reductive degradation of organic dyes

•Supramolecular method for organic dyes degradation.•Synthetic macrocycles assist in the preparation of AgNPs.•Hybrid material for efficient catalysis....

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Self-powered assemblies for tissue engineering applications

•It systematically summarizes the basic physical rules underlining electric field generations and provide a practical guide for the designing of electrically active supramolecular assemblies.•The general...

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Self-healing hydrogels based on reversible noncovalent and dynamic covalent interactions: A short review

The self-healing capability of a material refers to its ability to autonomously heal fractures or defects and restore its original structures and functionalities. Self-healing hydrogels, with enhanced...

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Sequence-dependent catalysis and assembly to form peptide/Au nanoenzyme for glucose and plasma GSH detecting in cancer patients

Metal ions play a pivotal role in regulating and determining the functions of proteins and peptides in nature. This study aims to investigate the regulatory role of metal ions in peptide assembly and...

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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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Block copolymer particles with tunable and robust internal nanostructures by combining hydrogen-bonding and crosslinking

Nanostructured block copolymer (BCP) particles are attractive due to their ordered internal structures, unique shape and surface patterns; however, their structural integrity can be easily lost because...

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Hydrogen-bonded supramolecular adhesives: Synthesis, responsiveness, and application

Adhesive bonding to diverse substances is vital to a great number of the established, cutting-edge and emerging applications. We have witnessed, in the last few years, the transformative progress in...

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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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Well-Tunable, 3D-printable, and Fast Autonomous Self-Healing Elastomers

Self-healing elastomers provide extended longevity of functional materials, due to their unique adaptability and durability. However, a major scientific challenge remains in developing materials with...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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