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Issue 10, 2019
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Adhesive supramolecular polymeric materials constructed from macrocycle-based host–guest interactions

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Abstract

Nature uses the power of non-covalent interactions as the basis for many kinds of adhesion phenomena. Inspired by nature, scientists have prepared various synthetic adhesive materials that rely on a number of non-covalent interactions at the interfaces. Commonly used non-covalent interactions include hydrogen bonding, π–π stacking, charge transfer interactions, electrostatic interactions, hydrophobic interactions, macrocycle-based host–guest interactions, among others. Within this context, macrocycle-based host–guest interactions are of particular interest. Often they give rise to distinct properties, such as multiple combined noncovalent interactions and a diversity of stimuli-based responsiveness. In this tutorial review, we will summarise recent advances in adhesive supramolecular polymeric materials that rely primarily on macrocycle-based host–guest interactions. An overview of future challenges and a perspective of this sub-field are also provided.

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Submitted
20 Feb 2019
First published
23 Apr 2019

Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019,48, 2682-2697
Article type
Tutorial Review

Adhesive supramolecular polymeric materials constructed from macrocycle-based host–guest interactions

X. Ji, M. Ahmed, L. Long, N. M. Khashab, F. Huang and J. L. Sessler, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2019, 48, 2682
DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00955D

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