Meter-long and robust supramolecular strands encapsulated in hydrogel jackets

Daisuke Kiriya, Masato Ikeda, Hiroaki Onoe, Masahiro Takinoue, Harunobu Komatsu, Yuto Shimoyama, Itaru Hamachi, Shoji Takeuchi

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Jacketed supramolecular strand: Meter-long supramolecular strands were obtained by encapsulating them in polymer gels using a microfluidic channel (see picture). The nanofibers in the strands are self-assembled and aligned under the laminar flow conditions. Their mechanical strength was sufficiently high to allow their patterning onto a substrate and use them as a template for synthesizing an insoluble, conductive polymer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1553-1557
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 13
Externally publishedYes


  • hydrogels
  • microfluidics
  • self-assembly
  • supramolecular chemistry
  • template synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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