VOL-1 ISSUE-1, April 2017


External-stimuli responsiveness of self-assembled supramolecular architectures



Pages : 21-28

Author(s) : Rakhi Majumdar

Category : Review Paper


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Abstract :
Supramolecular materials are dynamic in nature which can reversibly dissociate and associate, deconstruct and reconstruct in response to external stimulus. These adaptive supramolecular materials are the materials of future which have shown a new path towards the chemistry of advanced and complex matter. In recent years these supramolecular materials are in the centre of attraction due to its wide range of applications in diversified fields like drug delivery, nanoelectronics, shape memory devices etc. In this short review, the supramolecular assembly-disassembly of molecules in response to the various external stimuli such as pH, light, redox, enzyme have been discussed which were developed in recent past.

Keywords : self-assembly, redox responsive, stimuli-responsive