Hierarchical self-assembly of adhesive and conductive gels with anion-coordinated triple helicate junctions

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A series of C2-symmetric anion-binding ligands equipped with ortho-phenylene-bridged bis(urea) and amine/amide ends were designed, which could firstly self-assemble into triple helicates by coordination with phosphate ions and subsequently form gels through multiple intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The obtained gels exhibit effective and stable adhesive properties, selective wettability, and conductivity.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2022, 61, e202201793
Zehuan Huang
Zehuan Huang
Principal Investigator

Father, Husband, Son & Researcher in Supramolecular Biomaterials.