Dual stimuli-responsive, rechargeable micropumps via "host-guest" interactions

Debabrata Patra, Hua Zhang, Samudra Sengupta, Ayusman Sen

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Abstract

We demonstrate a supramolecular approach to the fabrication of self-powered micropumps based on "host-guest" molecular recognition between α- and β-cyclodextrin and trans-azobenzene. Both hydrogels and surface coatings based on host-guest partners were used as scaffolds to devise the micropumps. These soft micropumps are dual stimuli-responsive and can be actuated either by light or by introducing guest molecules. Furthermore, the micropumps can be recharged through reversible host-guest interaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7674-7679
Number of pages6
JournalACS nano
Volume7
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 24 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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