Affiliations 

  • 1 Melville Laboratory for Polymer Synthesis, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK
Adv. Mater. Weinheim, 2017 Mar;29(10).
PMID: 28092128 DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604951

Abstract

Biomimetic supramolecular dual networks: By mimicking the structure/function model of titin, integration of dynamic cucurbit[8]uril mediated host-guest interactions with a trace amount of covalent cross-linking leads to hierarchical dual networks with intriguing toughness, strength, elasticity, and energy dissipation properties. Dynamic host-guest interactions can be dissociated as sacrificial bonds and their facile reformation results in self-recovery of the dual network structure as well as its mechanical properties.

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