Supramolecular Gels

Chapter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 96)

Abstract

Supramolecular gels constructed by the assembly of small molecules have been extensively investigated. The gels bearing functional groups also exhibit intelligent and potential applications in the fields of tissue engineering and wound healing, drug delivery, templating or transcribing self-assembly morphology, molecular electronics, sensing and so forth. Due to various kinds of weak non-covalent interactions, abundant architectures are constructed and are smart to the external stimuli, such as temperature, light, mechanical stress, chemical, pH value. Therefore, supramolecular gels are sorted and stated according to different stimuli in this chapter.

Keywords

Supramolecular gels Non-covalent interaction Driving force Stimuli-responsive gels 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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