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Supramolecular Polymers: Mussel Inspired Dynamic Cross-Linking of Self-Healing Peptide Nanofiber Network (Adv. Funct. Mater. 16/2013)

Authors

  • Hakan Ceylan,

    1. Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
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  • Mustafa Urel,

    1. Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
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  • Turan S. Erkal,

    1. Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
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  • Ayse B. Tekinay,

    1. Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
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  • Aykutlu Dana,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
    • Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey.
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  • Mustafa O. Guler

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey
    • Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Research Center (UNAM), Bilkent University, Ankara 06800, Turkey.
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Abstract

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A supramolecular hydrogel network is held intact through non-covalent interactions among lowmolecular weight building blocks. The intermolecular interactions among the building blocks are important for stimuli-responsive modulation and self-healing properties. On page 2081 Aykutlu Dana, Mustafa O. Guler, and co-workers show that a mussel-inspired metal-ion coordination into the supramolecular polymer network is advantageous for improving mechanical properties as well as retaining the original properties of the network.

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