Advanced Functional Materials
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Editor-in-Chief: Joern Ritterbusch, Deputy Editors: Mary Farrell, Yan Li
Online ISSN: 1616-3028
Associated Title(s): Advanced Electronic Materials, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Advanced Science, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small
Supramolecular Polymers: Mussel Inspired Dynamic Cross-Linking of Self-Healing Peptide Nanofiber Network (Adv. Funct. Mater. 16/2013)
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.