Stimulus responsive materials


Event details

Date and time 07.03.2016 13:1514:15  
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Speaker Prof. Luisa De Cola, Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, Université de Strasbourg
Bio: Prof. De Cola has been Full Professor (Class Exceptionnelle) since 1 September 2013, and AXA chair of Supramolecular and Biomaterial Chemistry, at the Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires, ISIS, University of Strasbourg, France. Previously she had been Adjunct Scientist at the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), Germany.
Category Conferences - Seminars
Dynamic systems that can undergo reversible processes such formation of breaking of bonds/structures are of great interest. The talk will illustrate some of the recent results on responsive structures able to change emission colors and of which we can control the size and the the self-assembly process[1]. The assembly process can be followed in real time and followed by confocal microscopy due to the change in the emission colors of the different aggregates.

Responsive materials can also be achieved by combining inorganic and organic moieties to achieve breakable silica systems that can deliver large macromolecules such as proteins [2]. The silica is indeed modified in order to incorporate breakable groups able to respond to an external stimulus. The breakable particles can also be selectively destroyed inside living cells opening new perspectives to gene therapy.

[1] A. Aliprandi, M. Mauro, L. De Cola Nature Chemistry 2016, 8, 10. D. Genovese, L. De Cola submitted .
[2] E.A. Prasetyanto, L. De Cola, et al. Angewandte Chemie 2016, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201508288.

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  • General public
  • Free


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