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Reversible hydrogel dynamics by physical–chemical crosslink photoswitching using a supramolecular macrocycle template

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Abstract

Cucurbit[8]uril catalyzes reversible photodimerization of polymer-appended guests, transitioning hydrogel crosslinking from physical to chemical networks. The process of photodimerization is partially reversible, yielding materials with hybrid emergent properties, and which can also be patterned. Accordingly, hydrogels with externally controlled network dynamics are demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: Reversible hydrogel dynamics by physical–chemical crosslink photoswitching using a supramolecular macrocycle template

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The article was received on 20 Jun 2019, accepted on 10 Jul 2019 and first published on 02 Aug 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04748D
Chem. Commun., 2019,55, 9931-9934

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    Reversible hydrogel dynamics by physical–chemical crosslink photoswitching using a supramolecular macrocycle template

    L. Zou and M. J. Webber, Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 9931
    DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04748D

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