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13 November 2015

We have synthesized muscle-like hydrogen-bonding supramolecular polymers which involve molecular machines as monomers. We show that a local actuation of these monomers gives rise to morphological variations of the self-assemblies at mesoscale. This work represents an important step towards understanding the amplification of molecular motions at higher length scales, and for ultimately targeting artificial muscle-like materials using bottom-up approaches.


Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Supramolecular Muscle-Like Fibers
Goujon, A.; Du, G.; Moulin, E.; Fuks, G.; Maaloum, M.; Buhler, E. and Giuseppone, N.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015, 54, doi: 10.1002/anie.201509813