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A water-soluble, shape-persistent, mouldable supramolecular polymer with redox-responsiveness in the presence of a molecular chaperone

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Abstract

A water-soluble supramolecular polymer has been constructed from self-assembly of a heteroditopic monomer. It shows redox-responsiveness in the presence of a molecular chaperone. Furthermore, this supramolecular polymer material is shape-persistent and free-standing, which can be easily processed into various shapes. These unique features are all due to the dynamically reversible host–guest complexation and good mechanical properties of this supramolecular polymer, making it a platform to construct advanced and sophisticated materials. The formation of the supramolecular polymer was characterized by various techniques including two-dimensional diffusion-ordered NMR, scanning electron microscopy, and viscosity and rheology measurements.

Graphical abstract: A water-soluble, shape-persistent, mouldable supramolecular polymer with redox-responsiveness in the presence of a molecular chaperone

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The article was received on 07 Feb 2013, accepted on 14 Feb 2013 and first published on 15 Feb 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00201B
Polym. Chem., 2013,4, 2767-2772

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    A water-soluble, shape-persistent, mouldable supramolecular polymer with redox-responsiveness in the presence of a molecular chaperone

    X. Chi, D. Xu, X. Yan, J. Chen, M. Zhang, B. Hu, Y. Yu and F. Huang, Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 2767
    DOI: 10.1039/C3PY00201B

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