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Themed collection Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers

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Open Access Review Article

Preparation and applications of peptide-based injectable hydrogels

The recent progress of peptide-based injectable hydrogels for biomedical applications is extensively summarized.

Graphical abstract: Preparation and applications of peptide-based injectable hydrogels
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
Open Access Review Article

Molecular modelling of supramolecular one dimensional polymers

Hierarchical computational modelling approaches for the study of supramolecular polymers is reviewed.

Graphical abstract: Molecular modelling of supramolecular one dimensional polymers
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
Open Access Review Article

Bioinspired temporal supramolecular polymerization

Nature's fuel-driven approach as a generic concept for structural and temporal regulation over biomimetic synthetic supramolecular polymerization.

Graphical abstract: Bioinspired temporal supramolecular polymerization
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Fluorene benzothiadiazole co-oligomer based aqueous self-assembled nanoparticles

Self-assembled π-conjugated nanoparticles with tunable optical characteristics are appealing for sensing and imaging applications due to their intrinsic fluorescence, supramolecular organization and dynamics.

Graphical abstract: Fluorene benzothiadiazole co-oligomer based aqueous self-assembled nanoparticles
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Mechanical and self-recovery properties of supramolecular ionic liquid elastomers based on host–guest interactions and correlation with ionic liquid content

Supramolecular ionic liquid elastomers showed higher fracture energy than chemically cross-linked ionic liquid elastomers and also self-recovery ability.

Graphical abstract: Mechanical and self-recovery properties of supramolecular ionic liquid elastomers based on host–guest interactions and correlation with ionic liquid content
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Design and synthesis of supramolecular functional monomers bearing urea and norbornene motifs

Design and synthesis of supramolecular functional monomers bearing urea and norbornene.

Graphical abstract: Design and synthesis of supramolecular functional monomers bearing urea and norbornene motifs
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Nucleoside-lipid-based nanocarriers for methylene blue delivery: potential application as anti-malarial drug

Nucleolipids protects methylene blue against reduction (induced by light and chemical reductants) and do not impair antimalarial activity.

Graphical abstract: Nucleoside-lipid-based nanocarriers for methylene blue delivery: potential application as anti-malarial drug
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Self-assembly of supra-amphiphiles building block fabricated by β-cyclodextrin and adamantane-based ionic liquid

The self-assembly of supra-amphiphiles building block fabricated by β-CD and AD-C11im at diverse molar ratios was studied. The micelles of AD-C11im turned into monolayer vesicles, net-like nanofibers and hydrogel at different β-CD/AD-C11im system.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of supra-amphiphiles building block fabricated by β-cyclodextrin and adamantane-based ionic liquid
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Spontaneous formation and reversible transformation between achiral J- and chiral H-aggregates of cyanine dye MTC

Spontaneous transformation from achiral J-aggregates to chiral H-aggregates of cyanine dye MTC was investigated.

Graphical abstract: Spontaneous formation and reversible transformation between achiral J- and chiral H-aggregates of cyanine dye MTC
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
Open Access Paper

Circularly polarized light modulated supramolecular self-assembly for an azobenzene-based chiral gel

An unconventional supramolecular self-assembly triggered by left-handed circularly polarized light breaks the traditional knowledge of azobenzene photoisomerization.

Graphical abstract: Circularly polarized light modulated supramolecular self-assembly for an azobenzene-based chiral gel
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Conformational transition of a non-associative fluorinated amphiphile in aqueous solution. II. Conformational transition vs. supramolecular assembly

Conformational transition in non-associative fluorinated dendrimer—a way to novel unconventional amphiphiles.

Graphical abstract: Conformational transition of a non-associative fluorinated amphiphile in aqueous solution. II. Conformational transition vs. supramolecular assembly
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Metallo-supramolecular polymers derived from benzothiadiazole-based platinum acetylide complexes for fluorescent security application

Metallo-supramolecular polymers with the incorporation of benzothiadiazole-substituted organoplatinum moiety have been successfully constructed.

Graphical abstract: Metallo-supramolecular polymers derived from benzothiadiazole-based platinum acetylide complexes for fluorescent security application
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Fluorescent supramolecular hydrogels self-assembled from tetraphenylethene (TPE)/single amino acid conjugates

TPE-Ser molecules exhibit non-covalent interactions necessary for hydrogelation under physiological pH conditions.

Graphical abstract: Fluorescent supramolecular hydrogels self-assembled from tetraphenylethene (TPE)/single amino acid conjugates
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Diasteroselective multi-component assemblies from dynamic covalent imine condensation and metal-coordination chemistry: mechanism and narcissistic stereochemistry self-sorting

Enantio narcissistic self-assembly is observed in a multi-metallic structure used as stereodynamic probe for CD measurements.

Graphical abstract: Diasteroselective multi-component assemblies from dynamic covalent imine condensation and metal-coordination chemistry: mechanism and narcissistic stereochemistry self-sorting
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Supramolecular hydrogels encapsulating bioengineered mesenchymal stem cells for ischemic therapy

We developed supramolecular hydrogels encapsulating bioengineered mesenchymal stem cells for ischemia therapy.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular hydrogels encapsulating bioengineered mesenchymal stem cells for ischemic therapy
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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The role of amino acids on supramolecular co-assembly of naphthalenediimide–pyrene based hydrogelators

The importance of side chains of amino acids for NDI–Py co-assembled hydrogelation is described.

Graphical abstract: The role of amino acids on supramolecular co-assembly of naphthalenediimide–pyrene based hydrogelators
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Multi-mode supermolecular polymerization driven by host–guest interactions

Multi-morphology supramolecular polymers from linear to dendritic polymerization by the introduction of azobenzene were obtained based on host–guest interaction.

Graphical abstract: Multi-mode supermolecular polymerization driven by host–guest interactions
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
Open Access Paper

Polysulfides made from re-purposed waste are sustainable materials for removing iron from water

A polymer prepared by co-polymerisation of sulfur and canola oil removed Fe3+ from water. Microwave irradiation was convenient in promoting the polymerisation.

Graphical abstract: Polysulfides made from re-purposed waste are sustainable materials for removing iron from water
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Dynamic self-assembled polymer: HCl responsive inversion of supramolecular polymer handedness

Discotic trisamide formed a self-assembled polymer and exhibits inversion of supramolecular polymer handedness in the presence of HCl.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic self-assembled polymer: HCl responsive inversion of supramolecular polymer handedness
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
Open Access Paper

One-pot synthesis of self-healable and recyclable ionogels based on polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers via Schiff base reaction

Novel ionogels with covalent polymeric networks based on polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers have been synthesized by the in situ crosslinking of amines via Schiff base reaction in the ionic liquid 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([EMIM][OAc]).

Graphical abstract: One-pot synthesis of self-healable and recyclable ionogels based on polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers via Schiff base reaction
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Effect of metal–metal distance in Ni(II)-based metallo-supramolecular polymers: DNA binding and cytotoxicity

Two metallo-supramolecular polymers (polyNiL1 and polyNiL2) with different metal–metal distances were synthesized via (1 : 1) complexation of the Ni salts with bis(1,10-phenanthroline)s and their DNA binding properties and cytotoxicity were revealed.

Graphical abstract: Effect of metal–metal distance in Ni(ii)-based metallo-supramolecular polymers: DNA binding and cytotoxicity
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Neutral linear supramolecular polymers constructed by three different interactions

Neutral linear supramolecular polymers were constructed by the combination of quadruple hydrogen bonding, pillar[5]arene-based molecular recognition and π–π donor–acceptor interactions.

Graphical abstract: Neutral linear supramolecular polymers constructed by three different interactions
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Unexpected aggregation induced circular dichroism, circular polarized luminescence and helical assembly from achiral hexaphenylsilole (HPS)

This work provides the finding of aggregation-induced circular dichroism (AICD), optical properties and helical assemblies of π–π conjugated molecule hexaphenylsilole (HPS).

Graphical abstract: Unexpected aggregation induced circular dichroism, circular polarized luminescence and helical assembly from achiral hexaphenylsilole (HPS)
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Dynamic covalent chemistry of imine polymers at the liquid/solid interface investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy

How a dynamic covalent library adapts to the presence of a surface is of fundamental importance for the design of adaptive materials. Our investigation demonstrates that the surface markedly rearrange the composition of the DCC libraries.

Graphical abstract: Dynamic covalent chemistry of imine polymers at the liquid/solid interface investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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Synthesis and characterization of metallo-supramolecular polymers from thiophene-based unimers bearing pybox ligands

A series of novel metallo-supramolecular polymers was prepared, based on 2,6-bis(2-oxazolinyl)pyridine chelating groups bridged with thiophene, bithiophene and thienothiophene as a linker, beginning from commercially available (chelidamic) acid.

Graphical abstract: Synthesis and characterization of metallo-supramolecular polymers from thiophene-based unimers bearing pybox ligands
From the themed collection: Editors' collection: Supramolecular Polymers
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About this collection

This collection, guest-edited by RSC Advances Associate Editor Dr Sébastien Ulrich (CNRS, Université de Montpellier), features articles published in the journal on the topic of Supramolecular Polymers. Supramolecular polymers results from the poly-association of molecules through non-covalent interactions. Uniquely and because they are self-assembled through reversible linkages, these materials are dynamic and can therefore adapt to different conditions and respond to different stimuli. Although supramolecular polymers were first seen as a lab curiosity, they have now demonstrated their utility in a wide range of applications from material to biological sciences. Recent breakthroughs such as the discovery of living supramolecular polymerization make the field very active and opens up exciting new opportunities.

The collection of selected articles witnesses this blooming activity, by reporting on i) the design of new molecular building blocks that impart new structures and functions, ii) the expansion to new types of self-assembly processes, which affect the dynamic feature of the corresponding adaptive materials, iii) our understanding, modelling and characterization of the mechanism of self-assembly, and iv) on the application of these smart systems in a wide range of area from biomedicine to material science.

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