Advanced Functional Materials

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  1. Surface Charge Reversal Method for High-Resolution Inkjet Printing of Functional Water-Based Inks

    Raiden Cobas, Susset Muñoz-Pérez, Sean Cadogan, Mark C. Ridgway and Xavier Obradors

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201401638

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    Surface charge reversal method for high-resolution inkjet printing of functional water-based inks is revealed. The proposed approach modifies the surface energy of hydrophobic substrates by coating with a polyelectrolyte layer in order to overcome dewetting effects as well as to improve adhesion and printing resolution. A suitable metal complex ink is formulated, which can be processed via inkjet printing.

  2. Gated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles Using a Double-Role Circular Peptide for the Controlled and Target-Preferential Release of Doxorubicin in CXCR4-Expresing Lymphoma Cells

    Cristina de la Torre, Isolda Casanova, Gerardo Acosta, Carmen Coll, María José Moreno, Fernando Albericio, Elena Aznar, Ramón Mangues, Miriam Royo, Félix Sancenón and Ramón Martínez-Máñez

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403822

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    A new CXCR4-targeteddelivery system using mesoporous silica nanoparticles capped with the circular peptide T22 analogue is reported. In this design, the peptide guides nanoparticles to B-NHL cells and facilitates their uptake via the CXCR4 receptor. Once there, nanoparticles are opened by endosomal proteolytic enzymes releasing doxorubicin. This synthetic strategy could inspire other improved gated delivery systems for specific diseases.

  3. Multidimensional Vascularized Polymers using Degradable Sacrificial Templates

    Ryan C. R. Gergely, Stephen J. Pety, Brett P. Krull, Jason F. Patrick, Thu Q. Doan, Anthony M. Coppola, Piyush R. Thakre, Nancy R. Sottos, Jeffrey S. Moore and Scott R. White

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403670

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    Sacrificial templates of 0D to 3D are fabricated and used to create vascular and porous architectures. Embedded sacrificial templates are removed using a thermal treatment process, vaporization of sacrificial components (VaSC), leaving behind an inverse replica. The effectiveness of VaSC is verified both ex situ and in situ, and the resulting structures are validated via flow rate testing.

  4. Bioinspired Magnetite Crystallization Directed by Random Copolypeptides

    Jos J. M. Lenders, Harshal R. Zope, Ayana Yamagishi, Paul H. H. Bomans, Atsushi Arakaki, Alexander Kros, Gijsbertus de With and Nico A. J. M. Sommerdijk

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201403585

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    A bioinspired slow precursor-based magnetite coprecipitation method is combined with the use of designer copolypeptides to control the size and the magnetic properties of the resulting nanocrystals as well as their dispersibility and organization in aqueous medium. Colloidally stable superparamagnetic and ferrimagnetic dispersions can both be obtained by this green one-pot synthesis through optimization of the amino acid composition.

  5. MRI/SPECT/Fluorescent Tri-Modal Probe for Evaluating the Homing and Therapeutic Efficacy of Transplanted Mesenchymal Stem Cells in a Rat ischemic Stroke Model

    Yaohui Tang, Chunfu Zhang, Jixian Wang, Xiaojie Lin, Lu Zhang, Yi Yang, Yongting Wang, Zhijun Zhang, Jeff W. M. Bulte and Guo-Yuan Yang

    Article first published online: 17 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201402930

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    An MRI/SPECT/fluorescent tri-modal probe is synthesized and used for labeling and quantitive tracking of mesenchymal stem cells transplanted intracerebrally or intravenously into stroked rats. About 35% of intracerebrally implanted mesenchymal stem cells migrate from the injection sites and accumulate in the lesion area. While mesenchymal stem cells injected intravenously are primarily trapped in the lung, both injection routes improved brain function.