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Tough protein organohydrogels

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Abstract

Tough protein organohydrogels were fabricated by applying a solvent displacement-induced toughening (SDIT) strategy. With SDIT, traditionally weak and brittle protein hydrogels were altered to protein organohydrogels with remarkably high performance in anti-freezing, non-drying, topological healing, thermal plasticizing, mechanical toughness and stretchability. The SDIT opens a reliable and straightforward path to develop novel biomimetic materials and artificial devices from abandunt protein-based sources.

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2018, accepted on 09 Oct 2018 and first published on 11 Oct 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8TB02236D
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018,6, 7366-7372
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    Tough protein organohydrogels

    D. Zhou, F. Chen, J. Wang, T. Li, B. Li, J. Zhang, X. Zhou, T. Gan, S. Handschuh-Wang and X. Zhou, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2018, 6, 7366
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TB02236D

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