Northwestern University, News Center
by Megan Fellman
January 28, 2016
Hybrid polymers could lead to new concepts in self-repairing materials, drug delivery and artificial muscles.
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Imagine a polymer with removable parts that can deliver something to the environment and then be chemically regenerated to function again. Or a polymer that can lift weights, contracting and expanding the way muscles do......more
Hybrid Polymer Blends Covalent And Supramolecular Components
Chemical & Engineering News
by Bethany Halford
February 1, 2016
Polymers: Supramolecular component can be removed and reconstituted on demand to yield soft materials with novel delivery or repair functions
By combining monomers that form a covalently linked polymer with a monomer that assembles noncovalently into a supramolecular polymer, researchers have created a novel soft material that’s distinct from the forms these monomers take on their own. The new hybrid structure, created by Samuel I. Stupp and colleagues at Northwestern University, can be partially disassembled and reassembled on demand, creating a material that could have applications in drug delivery and self-healing materials......more
Nature Chemistry/News and Views
by Ryan M. Stolley & Monte L. Helm
To convert solar energy into viable fuels, coupling light-harvesting materials to catalysts is a crucial challenge. Now, the combination of an organic supramolecular hydrogel and a non-precious metal catalyst has been demonstrated to be effective for photocatalytic H2 production.
Chemical & Engineering News
A leader in supramolecular self-assembly, Samuel I. Stupp is being honored for his work on developing bioactive materials that could revolutionize therapies in regenerative medicine. Stupp is well-known for creating an extensive platform of self-assembling molecules, especially those based on peptide amphiphiles that form nanofibers, resulting in broadly bioactive synthetic materials......more
by Britt E. Erickson
January 21, 2013
"Simultaneous Covalent and Non-Covalent Hybrid Polymerizations"
Science 351(6272), (2016) 497-502.
Yu et al.
“Energy Landscapes and Function of Supramolecular Systems”
Nature Materials 15(4), (2016) 469-476.
Tantakitti et al.
“Supramolecular Packing Controls H2 Photocatalysis in Chromophore Amphiphile Hydrogels”
ACS EDITORS’ CHOICE ARTICLE
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 137(48), (2015) 15241- 15246.
Weingarten et al.
“Bioactive DNA-Peptide Nanotubes Enhance the Differentiation of Neural Stem Cells Into Neurons”
Nano Letters 15(1), (2015) 603-609.
Stephanopoulos et al
“Internal Dynamics of a Supramolecular Nanofiber”
Nature Materials 13, (2014) 812-816.
Ortony et al.
“Room-Temperature Ferroelectricity in Supramolecular Networks of Charge-Transfer Complexes”
Nature 488(7412), (2012) 485-489.
Tayi et al.
5/03/16 Tuesday @ 5pm in Cook 2058 - Special Group Meeting
5/07/16 Saturday @ 11am in Cook 2058 - Zaida Alvarez Pinto
5/09/16 Monday @ 5pm in Searle - Kohei Sato
Weekly Subgroup Meetings
Subgroup 1 - Energy Materials:
Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Nick Sather
Subgroup 2 - Self-Assembly:
Fridays, 10:00 a.m., Cook 3024
Contact: Benjamin Jones
Subgroup 3 - Biomaterials:
Mondays, 3:00 p.m., SQI Conference Rm 11-247, Chicago campus (Lurie) 11th Fl
Contact: Chris Serrano
The Stupp Group 2015