This research was supported by the CREST project, Japan Science and Technology Agency. M.N. appreciates a JSPS fellowship from MEXT of Japan. We thank Seiji Adachi and Naoya Inazumi (Osaka University) for their helpful advice on the measurement of FGMAS NMR spectra.
Redox-Responsive Macroscopic Gel Assembly Based on Discrete Dual Interactions†
Article first published online: 5 MAR 2014
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Volume 126, Issue 14, pages 3691–3695, April 1, 2014
How to Cite
Nakahata, M., Takashima, Y. and Harada, A. (2014), Redox-Responsive Macroscopic Gel Assembly Based on Discrete Dual Interactions. Angew. Chem., 126: 3691–3695. doi: 10.1002/ange.201310295
- Issue published online: 27 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 5 MAR 2014
- Manuscript Revised: 30 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 27 NOV 2013
- Ionische Wechselwirkungen;
- Makroskopische Aggregate;
The macroscopic self-assembly of polymeric hydrogels modified with β-cyclodextrin (βCD gel), ferrocene (Fc gel), and styrenesulfonic acid sodium salt (SSNa gel) was investigated. Under reductive conditions, the Fc gel selectively adhered to the βCD gel through a host–guest interaction. On the other hand, the oxidized ferrocenium (Fc+) gel selectively adhered to the SSNa gel through an ionic interaction under oxidative conditions. The adhesion strength was estimated by a tensile test. We finally succeeded in forming an ABC-type macroscopic assembly of all three gels through two discrete noncovalent interactions.