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Chirality-Triggered Wettability Switching on a Smart Polymer Surface

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  • Guangyan Qing,

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    1. State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, P. R. China
    2. Physics Institute, Muenster University, 48149, Muenster, Germany
    • State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, P. R. China.
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  • Taolei Sun

    1. State Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology for Materials Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, P. R. China
    2. Physics Institute, Muenster University, 48149, Muenster, Germany
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Abstract

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Chiral recognition of monosaccharide enantiomers is translated into large-extent wettability switching and other macroscopic surface properties, e.g., volume, on a smart copolymer film containing dipeptide units by a cooperative hydrogen-bonding interaction. This work points to a promising direction for developing novel chirality-responsive materials, which find broad applications in controllable chiral separation, chiral medicine, smart biodevices, etc.

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