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Issue 19, 2015
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Electrochemical redox responsive supramolecular self-healing hydrogels based on host–guest interaction

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Abstract

A supramolecular hydrogel was prepared through the host–guest interaction between β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and ferrocene (Fc) with two polymers as pendant groups. Reversible gel–sol transition was observed with the alternative stimuli of a positive potential (or an oxidant) and a negative potential (or a reductant). The hydrogel not only had good self-healing ability due to the dynamic host–guest interaction, but also was prepared under mild conditions and could respond to moderate electrochemical stimuli. Good biocompatibility endowed the hydrogel with potential practical and real-life applications, especially in tissue engineering and drug release field.

Graphical abstract: Electrochemical redox responsive supramolecular self-healing hydrogels based on host–guest interaction

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The article was received on 25 Feb 2015, accepted on 23 Mar 2015 and first published on 23 Mar 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00296F
Citation: Polym. Chem., 2015,6, 3652-3659

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    Electrochemical redox responsive supramolecular self-healing hydrogels based on host–guest interaction

    L. Peng, H. Zhang, A. Feng, M. Huo, Z. Wang, J. Hu, W. Gao and J. Yuan, Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 3652
    DOI: 10.1039/C5PY00296F

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