Supramolecular gluing of polymeric hydrogels

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Abstract

We report a simple method for gluing polymer hydrogels together, based on supramolecular chemistry. The gluing is achieved by reactive self-assembly of a low molecular weight gelator at the interface of the two polymer hydrogels. Formation and assembly of the hydrazine-based gelator into fibers at the polymer gel interface leads to a greatly increased detachment stress.

Original languageEnglish
JournalChemNanoMat
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Glue
  • Hydrazones
  • Interface
  • Supramolecular gels
  • Wet adhesion

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