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Themed collection Stimuli-responsive materials

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Editorial

Stimuli-responsive materials: a web themed collection

Feihe Huang, Xi Zhang and Ben Zhong Tang introduce this Materials Chemistry Frontiers themed collection on stimuli-responsive materials.

Graphical abstract: Stimuli-responsive materials: a web themed collection
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Review Article

Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles

In this review, recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles is discussed.

Graphical abstract: Recent progress in macrocyclic amphiphiles and macrocyclic host-based supra-amphiphiles
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Review Article

Photothermally driven liquid crystal polymer actuators

Light-controlled liquid crystal polymer actuators using the photothermal effect are easy to make and capable of executing complex shape morphing or motion.

Graphical abstract: Photothermally driven liquid crystal polymer actuators
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Review Article

Hydrogels based on pH-responsive reversible carbon–nitrogen double-bond linkages for biomedical applications

This review outlines recent progress of pH-responsive hydrogels based on condensation reactions between nucleophiles and carbonyl groups for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogels based on pH-responsive reversible carbon–nitrogen double-bond linkages for biomedical applications
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Protrusion of nanospikes on cholesterol-containing microgels by reduction-responsive self-assembly in cell milieu and its influence on cell functions

Protrusion of nanospikes observed in cell milieu on the surface of reduction-responsive microgels.

Graphical abstract: Protrusion of nanospikes on cholesterol-containing microgels by reduction-responsive self-assembly in cell milieu and its influence on cell functions
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Hypersonic poration of supported lipid bilayers

Hypersound (ultrasound of gigahertz (GHz) frequency) has been recently introduced as a new type of membrane-disruption method for cells, vesicles and supported lipid bilayers (SLBs), with the potential to improve the efficiency of drug and gene delivery for biomedical applications.

Graphical abstract: Hypersonic poration of supported lipid bilayers
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Highly degradable imine-doped mesoporous silica particles

Enhanced degradation of mesoporous silica particles in neutral and acidic aqueous solutions was achieved by embedding diimine moieties in the silica network.

Graphical abstract: Highly degradable imine-doped mesoporous silica particles
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Co-assembly of sugar-based amphiphilic block polymers to achieve nanoparticles with tunable morphology, size, surface charge, and acid-responsive behavior

Co-assembly of glucose-based polymers is demonstrated as a simple strategy to control nanoparticle morphology, size, surface charge, and acid-responsive properties.

Graphical abstract: Co-assembly of sugar-based amphiphilic block polymers to achieve nanoparticles with tunable morphology, size, surface charge, and acid-responsive behavior
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Gamma radiation-responsive side-chain tellurium-containing polymer for cancer therapy

Gamma radiation-responsive side-chain tellurium-containing polymers possess specific anticancer effect and less toxicity in the non-radiation region.

Graphical abstract: Gamma radiation-responsive side-chain tellurium-containing polymer for cancer therapy
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

CO2-switchable response of protein microtubules: behaviour and mechanism

In this study, a new mechanism on CO2-responsiveness of protein microtubules constructed by dual non-covalent interactions has been demonstrated.

Graphical abstract: CO2-switchable response of protein microtubules: behaviour and mechanism
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Pillararene-based host–guest recognition facilitated magnetic separation and enrichment of cell membrane proteins

A magnetic solid phase extraction strategy for the separation and enrichment of cell membrane proteins with convenience and reliability was constructed by means of pillararene-based host–guest recognition.

Graphical abstract: Pillararene-based host–guest recognition facilitated magnetic separation and enrichment of cell membrane proteins
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
Research Article

Janus quantum dot vesicles generated through membrane fusion

Janus vesicles containing different fluorescent quantum dots in two hemispheres are prepared through a membrane fusion method.

Graphical abstract: Janus quantum dot vesicles generated through membrane fusion
From the themed collection: Stimuli-responsive materials
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About this collection

Welcome to Materials Chemistry Frontiers themed collections on “Stimuli-responsive materials”!

This web theme, as a celebration of current achievements and future perspectives in the exciting and active research field of stimuli-responsive materials, will pay attention to the design and synthesis of novel building blocks, investigation of new stimuli-responsivenesses, development of new simulation and characterization methods, and exploration of novel applications. The stimuli-responsiveness endows these materials with the ability to realize fascinating functionalities including degradability, shape memory, controlled release and self-healing, and provides applications in various areas such as information storage, imaging, switchable catalysis, sensing, molecular electronics, drug delivery, gene transportation, cell culture, tissue regeneration, and smart/adaptive materials and devices. This web theme will cover stimuli-responsive materials prepared from molecules/macromolecules/polymers based on covalent bonds, supramolecular materials based on noncovalent bonds, inorganic materials, and organic/inorganic hybrid materials.

Guest Editors: Feihe Huang (Zhejiang University), Xi Zhang (Tsinghua University)

More articles will be added as soon as they are published.

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