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CB[n] Polymer Networks

O'Neill, S.J.K.; Huang, Z.; Ahmed, M.H.; Boys, A.J.; Velasco-Bosom, S.; Li, J.; Owens, R.M.; McCune, J.A.; Malliaras, G.; Scherman, O.A. Tissue-Mimetic Supramolecular Polymer Networks for Bioelectronics. Adv. Mat., 2023, 35, 2207634. (read here)


Whitaker, D.J.; Park, J.; Ueda, C.; Wu, G.; Harada, A.; Matsuba, G.; Takashima, Y.; Scherman, O.A. "Water Content and Guest Size Dictate the Mechanical Properties of Cyclodextrin Mediated Hydrogels," Polym. Chem., 2022, 13, 5127-5134. (read here)


Mommer, S.; Sokołowski, K.; Olesińska M.; Huang, Z.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Encapsulation of Redox-Active Monomers to Enable Free-Radical Polymerisation," Chem. Sci., 2022, 13, 8791-8796. (read here)


Cruz, M.V.; Shah, D.U.; Warner, N.C.; McCune, J.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Facile, Energy Efficient Microscale Fibrillation of Polyacrylamides under Ambient Conditions," Adv. Mater., 2022, 34, 2201577. (read here)


Huang, Z.; Chen, X.; O'Neill, S.; Wu, G.; Whitaker, D.J.; Li, J.; McCune, J.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Highly Compressible Glass-like Supramolecular Polymer Networks," Nat. Mater., 2022, 21, 103-109. (read here)

Parkins, C. C.; McAbee, J. H.; Ruff, L.; Wendler, A.; Mair, R.; Gilbertson, R. J.; Watts, C.; Scherman, O. A. "Mechanically Matching the Rheological Properties of Brain Tissue for Drug-Delivery in Human Glioblastoma Models", Biomaterials, 2021, 276, 120919. (read here)

Whitaker, D. J.; Huang, Z.; Longbottom, B.; Sala, R. L.; Wu, G.; Scherman, O. A. "Supramolecular Hydrogels Prepared From Fluorescent Alkyl Pyridinium Acrylamide Monomers and CB[8]", Polym. Chem., 2021, 12, 519–525. (read here)

Huang, Z.; Chen, X.; Wu, G.; Metrangolo, P.; Whitaker, D.; McCune, J.A.; Scherman, O.A. “Host- Enhanced Phenyl-Perfluorophenyl Polar-π Interactions”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2020, 142, 7356–7361. (read here)

Das, B.K.; Pramanik, B.; Chowdhuri, S.; Scherman, O.A.; Das, D. "Light-Triggered Syneresis of a Water Insoluable Peptide-Hydrogel Effectively Removes Small Molecule Waste Contaminants", Chem. Commun., 2020, 56, 3393–3396. (read here)

McCune, J.A.; Mommer, S.; Parkins, C.C; Scherman, O.A. "Design Principles for Aqueous Interactive Materials: Lessons from Small Molecules and Stimuli-Responsive Systems", Adv. Mater., 2020, 32, 1906890. (read here)

Meng, Z.; Liu, J.; Yu, Z.; Zhou, H.; Deng, X.; Abell, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Viscoelastic Hydrogel Microfibers Exploiting Cucurbit[8]uril Host–Guest Chemistry and Microfluidics", ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, 12, 17929–17935. (read here)

Rana, V.K.; Tabet, A.; Vigil, J.A.; Balzer, C.J.; Narkevicius, A.; Finlay, J.; Hallou, C.; Rowitch, D.H.; Bulstrode, H.; Scherman, O.A. "Cucurbit[8]uril-Derived Graphene Hydrogels", ACS Macro Lett., 2019, 8, 1629–1634. (read here)

Barrio, J.; Liu, J.; Brady, R.A.; Tan, C.S.; Chiodini, S.; Ricci, M.; Fernández-Leiro, R.; Tsai, C.J.; Vasileiadi, P.; Michele, L.D.; Lairez, D.; Toprakcioglu, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Emerging Two-Dimensional Crystallization of Cucurbit[8]uril Complexes: From Supramolecular Polymers to Nanofibers", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2019, 141, 14021–14025. (read here)

Tabet, A.; Mommer, S.; Vigil, J.; Hallou, C.; Bulstrode, H.; Scherman, O.A. "Mechanical Characterization of Human Brain Tissue and Soft Dynamic Gels Exhibiting Electromechanical Neuro-Mimicry", Adv. Healthc. Mater., 2019, 8, 1900068. (read here)

Tabet, A.; Jensen, M.P.; Parkins, C.C.; Patil, P.G.; Watts, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Designing Next-Generation Local Drug Delivery Vehicles for Glioblastoma Adjuvant Chemotherapy: Lessons from the Clinic", Adv. Healthc. Mater., 2019, 8, 1801391. (read here)

Tabet, A.; Forster, R.A.; Parkins, C.C.; Wu, G.; Scherman, O.A. "Modulating Stiffness with Photo-Switchable Supramolecular Hydrogels", Polym. Chem., 2019, 10, 467–472. (read here)

Qiao, H.; Jia, J.; Chen, W.; Di, B.; Scherman, O.A.; Hu, C. "Magnetic Regulation of Thermo-Chemotherapy from a Cucurbit[7]uril-Crosslinked Hybrid Hydrogel", Adv. Healthc. Mater., 2019, 8, 1801458. (read here)

Wang, Y.; Wang, S.; Zhang, S.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J.; Ding, T.; Xu, H. "Plasmon-Directed Polymerization: Regulating Polymer Growth With Light", Nano Research, 2018, 11, 6384. (read here)

Clarke, D.E.; Parmenter, C.D.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Tunable Pentapeptide Self-Assembled β-Sheet Hy- drogels", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2018, 57, 7709–7713. (read here)

Liu, J.; Scherman, O.A. "Cucurbit[n]uril Supramolecular Hydrogel Networks as Tough and Healable Adhesives", Adv. Funct. Mater., 2018, 28, 1800848. (read here)

Rowland, M.J.; Parkins, C.C.; McAbee, J.H.; Kolb, A.K.; Hein, R.; Loh, X.J.; Watts, C.; Scherman, O.A. "An Adherent Tissue-inspired Hydrogel Delivery Vehicle Utilised in Primary Human Glioma Models", Biomaterials2018, 179, 199–208. (read here)

Appel, E.A.; Biedermann, F.; Hoogland, D.; del Barrio, J.; Driscoll, M.D.; Hay, S.; Wales, D.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Decoupled Associative and Dissociative Processes in Strong Yet Highly Dynamic Host-Guest Complexes", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2017, 139, 12985–12993. (read here)

Liu, J.; Tan, C.S.Y.; Lan, Y.; Scherman, O.A. "Toward a Versatile Toolbox for Cucurbit[n]uril-Based Supramolecular Hydrogel Networks Through in situ Polymerization", J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem., 2017, 55, 3105–3109. (read here)

Liu, J.; Tan, C.S.Y.; Yu, Z.Y.; Li, N.; Abell, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Tough Supramolecular Polymer Networks with Extreme Stretchability and Fast Room-Temperature Self-Healing", Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 1605325. (read here)

Ding, T.; Mertens, J.; Lombardi, A.; Scherman, O.A.; Baumberg, J.J. "Light-Directed Tuning of Plasmon Resonances via Plasmon-Induced Polymerization Using Hot Electrons", ACS Photonics, 2017, 4, 1453–1458. (read here)

Liu, J.; Tan, C.S.Y.; Yu, Z.Y.; Lan, Y.; Abell, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Biomimetic Supramolecular Polymer Networks Exhibiting Both Toughness and Self-Recovery", Adv. Mater., 2017, 29, 1604951. (read here)

Tan, C.S.Y.; Agmon, G.; Liu, J.; Hoogland, D.; Janeček, E.R.; Appel, E.; Scherman, O.A. "Distinguishing Relaxation Dynamics in Transiently Crosslinked Polymeric Networks", Polym. Chem., 2017, 8, 5336–5343. (read here)

Liu, J.; Tan, C.S.Y.; Lan, Y.; Scherman, O.A. "Aqueous Polymer Self-Assembly Based on Cucurbit[n]uril-Mediated Host-Guest Interactions", Macromol. Chem. Phys.2016, 217, 319–332. (read here)

Liu, C.; Xiang, G.; Wu, Y.; Barrow, S.J.; Rowland, M.J.; Clarke, D.E.; Wu, G.; Scherman, O.A. "Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Supramolecular Hydrogel Reinforced with CePO4 Nanowires", Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 6485–6489. (read here)

Del Barrio, J.; Ryan, S.T.J.; Jambrina, P.G.; Rosta, E.; Scherman, O.A. "Light-Regulated Molecular Trafficking in a Synthetic Water-Soluble Host", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 138, 5745–5748. (read here)

Rowland, M.J.; Atgie, M.; Hoogland, D.; Scherman, O.A. "Preparation and Supramolecular Recognition of Multivalent Peptide–Polysaccharide Conjugates by Cucurbit[8]uril in Hydrogel Formation", Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 2436–2443. (read here)

Li, C.; Rowland, M.J.; Shao, Y.; Cao, T.; Chen, C.; Jia, H.; Zhou, X.; Yang, Z.; Scherman, O.A.; Liu, D. "Responsive Double Network Hydrogels of Interpenetrating DNA and CB[8] Host-Guest Supramolecular Systems", Adv. Mater., 2015, 27, 3298–3304. (read here)

Janeček, E.R.; McKee, J.R.; Tan, C.S.Y.; Nykanen, A.; Kettunen, M.; Laine, J.; Ikkala, O.; Scherman, O.A. "Hybrid Supramolecular and Colloidal Hydrogels Bridging Multiple Length Scales", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 5383–5388. (read here)

Williams, P.E.; Jones, S.T.; Walsh, Z.; Appel, E.A.; Abo-Hamed, E.K.; Scherman, O.A. "Synthesis of Conducting Polymer-Metal Nanoparticle Hybrids Exploiting RAFT Polymerization", ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 255–259. (read here)

Tan, C.S.Y.; del Barrio, J.; Liu, J.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Polymer Networks Based on Cucurbit[8]uril Host-Guest Interactions as Aqueous Photo-rheological Fluids", Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 7652–7657. (read here)

Hu, C.; Tian, F.; Zheng, Y.; Tan, C.S.Y.; West, K.R.; Scherman, O.A. "Cucurbit[8]uril Directed Stimuli-Responsive Supramolecular Polymer Brushes for Dynamic Surface Engineering", Chem. Sci., 2015, 6, 5303–5310. (read here)

Wu, Y.; Lan, Y.; Liu, J.; Scherman, O.A. "Catalytic Polymeric Nanocomposites via Cucurbit[n]uril Host-Guest Interactions", Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 13416–13419. (read here)

Appel, E.A.; Forster, R.A.; Rowland, M.J.; Scherman, O.A. "The Control of Cargo Release from Physically Crosslinked Hydrogels by Crosslink Dynamics", Biomaterials, 2014, 35, 9897–9903. (read here)

Appel, E.A.; Forster, R.A.; Koutsioubas, A.; Toprakcioglu, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Activation Energies Control the Macroscopic Properties of Physically Cross-Linked Materials", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 10038–10043. (read here)

Huang, Z.; Yang, L.; Liu, Y.; Wang, Z.; Scherman, O.A.; Zhang, X. "Supramolecular Polymerization Promoted and Controlled Through Self-Sorting", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 5351–5355. (read here)

Biedermann, F.; Ross, I.; Scherman, O.A. "Host-Guest Accelerated Photodimerisation of Anthracene-Labeled Macromolecules in Water", Polym. Chem., 2014, 5, 5375–5382. (read here)

del Barrio, J.; Blasco, E.; Toprakcioglu, C.; Koutsiubas, A.; Scherman, O.A.; Oriol, L.; Sanchez-Somolinos, C. "Self-Assembly and Photoinduced Optical Anisotropy in Dendronized Supramolecular Azopolymers", Macromolecules, 2014, 47, 897–906. (read here)

Janecek, E.R.; Rauwald, U.; del Barrio, J.; Cziferszky, M.; Scherman, O.A. "A Facile Route to Viologen Functional Macromolecules Through Azide-Alkyne [3+2] Cycloaddition", Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2013, 34, 1547–1553. (read here)
del Barrio, J.; Horton, P.N.; Lairez, D.; Lloyd, G.O.; Toprakcioglu, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Photocontrol Over Cucurbit[8]uril Complexes: Stoichiometry and Supramolecular Polymers", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, 11760–11763. (read here)

Loh, X.J.; Scherman, O.A. (Editors) "Polymeric and Self Assembled Hydrogels: From Fundamental Understanding to Applications", Royal Society of Chemistry, 2013, ISBN: 9781849735629. (read here)

Rowland, M.J.; Appel, E.A.; Coulston, R.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Dynamically Crosslinked Materials via Recognition of Amino Acids by Cucurbit[8]uril", J. Mater. Chem. B, 2013, 1, 2904–2910. (read here)

Huang, F.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Polymers", Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 5879–5880. (read here)

Appel, E.A.; del Barrio, J.; Loh, X.J.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Polymeric Hydrogels", Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 6195–6214. (read here)

Appel, E.A.; Loh, X.J.; Jones, S.T.; Biedermann, F.; Dreiss, C.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Ultrahigh-Water-Content Supramolecular Hydrogels Exhibiting Multistimuli Responsiveness", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11767–11773. (read here)
Appel, E.A.; Loh, X.J.; Jones, S.T.; Dreiss, C.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Sustained Release of Proteins from High-Water-Content Supramolecular Polymer Hydrogels", Biomaterials, 2012, 33, 4646–4652. (read here)
Appel, E.A.; Scherman, O.A. "Dynamic Supramolecular Polymers", Chapter 6.16 in Comprehensive Polymer Science, Volume 6: Macromolecular Architectures and Soft Nano-Objects; Mueller, A.; Wooley, K., Vol. 6 Eds.; Elsevier-Ltd, 2012, 587–628. (read here)
Appel, E.A.; del Barrio, J.; Loh, X.J.; Dyson, J.; Scherman, O.A. "High Molecular Weight Polyacrylamides by ATRP: Enabling Advancements in Water-Based Applications", J. Polym. Sci. Part A, Polym. Chem., 2012, 50, 181–186. (read here)

Rauwald, U.; del Barrio, J.; Loh, X.J.; Scherman, O.A. "On-Demand" Control of Thermoresponsive Properties of Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) with Cucurbit[8]uril Host-Guest Complexes", Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 6000–6002. (read here)
Biedermann, F.; Appel, E.A.; del Barrio, J.; Gruendling, T.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Scherman, O.A. "Post-polymerization Modification of Hydroxyl-Functionalized Polymers with Isocyanates", Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 4828–4835. (read here)

Geng, J.; Biedermann, F.; Zayed, J.M.; Tian, F.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Glycopolymers in Water: A Reversible Route Towards Multivalent Carbohydrate-Lectin Conjugates Using Cucurbit[8]uril", Macromolecules, 2011, 44, 4276–4281. (read here)

Biedermann, F.; Rauwald, U.; Zayed, J.M.; Scherman, O.A. "A Supramolecular Route for Reversible Protein-Polymer Conjugation", Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 279–286. (read here)

Celiz, A.D.; Scherman, O.A. "A Facile Route to Ureidopyrimidinone-Functionalized Polymers via RAFT", J. Polym. Sci. A, Polym. Chem., 2010, 48, 5833–5841. (read here)

Appel, E.A.; Rauwald, U.; Jones, S.; Zayed, J.M.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Crosslinked Networks via Host-guest Complexation with Cucurbit[8]uril", J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 14251–14260. (read here)

Zayed, J.M.; Biedermann, F.; Rauwald, U.; Scherman, O.A. "Probing Cucurbit[8]uril-mediated Supramolecular Polymer Assembly in Water Using Diffusion NMR", Polym. Chem., 2010, 1, 1434–1436. (read here)

Geng, J.; Jiao, D.; Rauwald, U.; Scherman, O.A. "An Aqueous Supramolecular Side-Chain Polymer Designed for Molecular Loading", Australian J. Chem., 2010, 63, 627–630. (read here)

Celiz, A.D.; Scherman, O.A. "Controlled Ring-Opening Polymerization Initiated via Self-Complementary Hydrogen-Bonding Units", Macromolecules, 2008, 41, 4115–4119. (read here)

Rauwald, U.; Scherman, O.A. "Supramolecular Block Copolymers with Cucurbit[8]uril in Water", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 3950–3953. (read here)

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