New paper out in Advanced Materials Interfaces

The Research Article “Enabling Tunable Water-Responsive Surface Adaptation of PDMS via Metal-ligand Coordinated Dynamic Networks” is now published in Advanced Materials Interfaces. This work was led by Xinyue(Joy) Zhang. We demonstrated a new design to enable time-dependent adaptation of a polymer via dynamic functionalities. By embedding dynamic metal-ligand coordination into a PDMS matrix, a reversible hydrophobic to hydrophilic evolution with tunable extent and speed is realized on the surface when exposed to polar liquids. This work would not have been possible without an amazing collaboration with two groups: Ralph Crisci and Prof. Zhan Chen at University of Michigan, and Dr. John A. Finlay and Prof. Anthony S. Clare at Newcastle University.

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