Smart Materials Based on Synthetic Host Molecules: The Role of Host–Guest Chemistry in the Fabrication and Application

Peiren Liu, Fang Fang, Haochen Wang, Niveen M. Khashab*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Stimuli-responsive or smart materials have recently shown a significant impact on the frontier of material science and engineering. The exponential development of synthetic host molecules (SHMs) over the last decades and their corresponding host–guest chemistry, have empowered researchers with new opportunities to design and construct tailored or guest-specific smart materials. In this Minireview, we present the recent advancements in synthetic host based smart materials, ranging from the fabrication strategies to the state-of-art applications including adsorption, separation, luminescence, self-healing and actuation. The role that the host–guest chemistry plays in these systems is highlighted throughout to give a better prospective of the available possibilities for emerging materials of future economies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere202218706
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume62
Issue number32
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 7 2023

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Keywords

  • Actuation
  • Composites
  • Host–Guest Chemistry
  • Smart Materials
  • Stimuli Responsive
  • Supramolecular Organic Frameworks (SOFs)
  • Synthetic Host Molecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry

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