We acknowledge financial support from A*STAR (SERC PSF Grant 1021010024 and JCO Grant 10/03/FG/06/05) and the National University of Singapore (FSF Grant R-397-000-136-112 and R-397-000-136-731).
A Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Formed from a Star–Star Supramolecular Architecture†
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013
Copyright © 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 24, pages 6180–6184, June 10, 2013
How to Cite
Zhang, Z.-X., Liu, K. L. and Li, J. (2013), A Thermoresponsive Hydrogel Formed from a Star–Star Supramolecular Architecture. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 6180–6184. doi: 10.1002/anie.201301956
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 10 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 8 MAR 2013
- A*STAR. Grant Numbers: 1021010024, 10/03/FG/06/05
- National University of Singapore. Grant Numbers: R-397-000-136-112, R-397-000-136-731
- supramolecular chemistry
Smart stars: A novel star–star supramolecular architecture was self-assembled from a star-shaped adamantyl-terminated 8-arm poly(ethylene glycol) and a star-shaped poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with a β-cyclodextrin core through inclusion complexation. The star–star supramolecules further self-aggregated into a 3D network in response to temperature change, forming a thermoresponsive reversible “smart” hydrogel.