J Mater Chem B 2019 10;7(40):6195-6201
Collaborative Innovation Center of Henan Province for Green Manufacturing of Fine Chemicals, Key Laboratory of Green Chemical Media and Reactions, Ministry of Education, Henan Engineering Laboratory of Chemical Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Materials, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan 453007, P. R. China.
Hybrid hydrogels combining polymers and low-molecular-weight gelators (LMWGs) are promising soft materials. Self-assembled LMWG-based supramolecular networks via noncovalent interactions exhibit excellent reversible thixotropy, which are usually incorporated into polymer gel networks generating functional double network hybrid hydrogels. In this study, we used enzyme-mediated polymerization and post-self-assembly for the one-pot preparation of LMWG-based hybrid hydrogels which consist of a covalently cross-linked polyacrylamide as the first chemical network and post-self-assembled DBS-COOH as the second supramolecular network. Read More