Binary Crystallized Supramolecular Aerogels Derived from Host-Guest Inclusion Complexes.

@article{Wang2015BinaryCS,
  title={Binary Crystallized Supramolecular Aerogels Derived from Host-Guest Inclusion Complexes.},
  author={Jin Wang and Xuetong Zhang},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2015},
  volume={9 11},
  pages={11389-97}
}
Aerogels with low density and high porosity show outstanding properties such as large surface area and low thermal and acoustic conductivity. However, great challenges remain to convert hydrophilic polymer based hydrogels to corresponding aerogels. Here, we report a structurally new type of aerogels, supramolecular aerogels (SMAs), derived from supramolecular hydrogels formed by self-assembling of poly(ethylene glycol) and α-/γ-cyclodextrin. The SMAs posses a characteristic binary crystallized… CONTINUE READING