Self-healing metal coordinated hydrogels using nucleotide ligands
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A supramolecular gel formed by coordination of Zn2+ with adenosine monophosphate (AMP) is reported. The adenine base, the monophosphate, and Zn2+ are all important for gel formation. Mechanically disrupted gels can re-form upon centrifugation; applications of this gel for guest-molecule entrapment are explored.
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Hao Liang, Zijie Zhang, Qipeng Yuan, Juewen Liu (2015). Self-healing metal coordinated hydrogels using nucleotide ligands. UWSpace. http://hdl.handle.net/10012/11351