Advanced Functional Materials

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23_16b/2013Supramolecular 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.

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