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Encoding materials for programming a temporal sequence of actions

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Abstract

Materials are usually synthesized to allow a function that is either independent of time or that can be triggered in a specific environment. However in many cases, the materials experience different environments during their service and therefore they need to be adaptive so that useful functions are achieved during their lifecycle. New generation of materials need to be tailored to allow for a temporal sequence of reversible or irreversible responses in a cascade fashion. We discuss here strategies to encode a dynamic hierarchical structure of materials so that a temporal change of properties is created in different environments. Most of the examples are related to the sequenced release of drugs for combined therapy of cancer.

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The article was received on 13 Dec 2017, accepted on 29 Jan 2018 and first published on 29 Jan 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TB03215C
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 1433-1448
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    Encoding materials for programming a temporal sequence of actions

    R. Jenjob, F. Seidi and D. Crespy, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, 6, 1433
    DOI: 10.1039/C7TB03215C

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