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dc.contributor.authorChristoff-Tempesta, Ty
dc.contributor.authorLew, Andrew James
dc.contributor.authorOrtony, Julia H
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-25T19:22:11Z
dc.date.available2018-06-25T19:22:11Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.date.submitted2018-04
dc.identifier.issn2310-2861
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/116585
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, gels have been defined by their covalently cross-linked polymer networks. Supramolecular gels challenge this framework by relying on non-covalent interactions for self-organization into hierarchical structures. This class of materials offers a variety of novel and exciting potential applications. This review draws together recent advances in supramolecular gels with an emphasis on their proposed uses as optoelectronic, energy, biomedical, and biological materials. Additional special topics reviewed include environmental remediation, participation in synthesis procedures, and other industrial uses. The examples presented here demonstrate unique benefits of supramolecular gels, including tunability, processability, and self-healing capability, enabling a new approach to solve engineering challenges. Keywords: supramolecular gel; self-assembly; gels; applied soft matteren_US
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/gels4020040en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons Attributionen_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.sourceMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.titleBeyond Covalent Crosslinks: Applications of Supramolecular Gelsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationChristoff-Tempesta, Ty et al. "Beyond Covalent Crosslinks: Applications of Supramolecular Gels." Gels 4, 2 (May 2018): 40 © 2018 The Authorsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistryen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorChristoff-Tempesta, Ty
dc.contributor.mitauthorLew, Andrew James
dc.contributor.mitauthorOrtony, Julia H
dc.relation.journalGelsen_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dc.date.updated2018-06-25T07:43:05Z
dspace.orderedauthorsChristoff-Tempesta, Ty; Lew, Andrew; Ortony, Juliaen_US
dspace.embargo.termsNen_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4072-114X
mit.licensePUBLISHER_CCen_US


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