Stress dissipation in cucurbituril ternary complex small molecule adhesives.
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Williams, P., Walsh-Korb, Z., Jones, S., Lan, Y., & Scherman, O. (2018). Stress dissipation in cucurbituril ternary complex small molecule adhesives.. Langmuir, 34 (44), 13104-13109. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00894
The ability to control supramolecular and macroscopic self-assembly and disassembly holds great potential for responsive, reversible adhesives that can efficiently broker stresses accumulated between two surfaces. Here, cucurbituril is used to directly adhere two functionalized mica substrates creating surface-surface interactions that are held together through photo-reversible CB heteroternary complexes. Comparison of single molecule, bulk and macroscopic adhesion behavior give insight into cooperativity and stress dissipation in dynamic adhesive systems.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00894
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/280590