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Supramolecular gels

Building bridges

Nature Chemistry volume 2, pages 162163 (2010) | Download Citation

Supramolecular gels, which rely on non-covalent interactions, are typically fragile. Now, hydrogels that possess remarkable mechanical strength combined with the ability to rapidly self-heal have been built through multiple non-covalent interactions.

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  1. David K. Smith is in the Department of Chemistry, the University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK. dks3@york.ac.uk

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