Multi-component, Self-assembled, Functional Soft Materials
Keywords:Enzyme assay, Functional soft materials, Gel-nanoparticle hybrid materials, Lanthanide luminescence, Self-assembly, Supramolecular gels
AbstractSupramolecular chemistry is an emerging tool for devising materials that can perform specified functions. The self-assembly of facially amphiphilic bile acid molecules has been extensively utilized for the development of functional soft materials. Supramolecular hydrogels derived from the bile acid backbone act as useful templates for the intercalation of multiple components. Based on this, synthesis of gel-nanoparticle hybrid materials, photoluminescent coating materials, development of a new enzyme assay technique, etc. were achieved in the author's laboratory. The present account highlights some of these achievements.
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V. S. Sajisha, U. Maitra, Chimia 2013, 67, 44, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2013.44.
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