Squishy nanotraps: Hybrid cellulose nanocrystal-zirconium metallogels for controlled trapping of biomacromolecules

A. Sheikhi, T. G.M. Van De Ven

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Abstract

A brick-and-mortar-like ultrasoft nanocomposite metallogel is formed by crosslinking cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) with ammonium zirconium carbonate (AZC) to trap and reconfigure dextran, a model biomacromolecule. The bricks (CNC) reinforce the metallogel, compete with dextran in reacting with AZC, and decouple long-time dextran dynamics from network formation, while the mortar (AZC) imparts bimodality to the dextran diffusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8747-8750
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Volume53
Issue number62
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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