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Stereolithographic 3D printing of extrinsically self-healing composites (2019)
Journal Article
Sanders, P., Young, A. J., Qin, Y., Fancey, K. S., Reithofer, M. R., Guillet-Nicolas, R., …Chin, J. M. (2019). Stereolithographic 3D printing of extrinsically self-healing composites. Scientific reports, 9(1), doi:10.1038/s41598-018-36828-9

We demonstrate for the first time the direct stereolithographic 3D printing of an extrinsically self-healing composite, comprised of commercial photocurable resin modified with anisole and PMMA-filled microcapsules. The composites demonstrate solvent... Read More

Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment (2017)
Journal Article
Cheng, F., Marshall, E. S., Young, A. J., Robinson, P. J., Bouillard, J. S. G., Adawi, A. M., …Chin, J. M. (2017). Magnetic control of MOF crystal orientation and alignment. Chemistry : a European journal, 23(62), 15578-15582. doi:10.1002/chem.201703812

Most metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) possess anisotropic properties, the full exploitation of which necessitates a general strategy for the controllable orientation of such MOF crystals. Current methods largely rely upon layer-by-layer MOF epitaxy or... Read More

Non-close-packed breath figures via ion-partitioning-mediated self-assembly (2015)
Journal Article
Aw, J. E., Goh, G. T. W., Huang, S., Reithofer, M. R., Thong, A. Z., & Chin, J. M. (2015). Non-close-packed breath figures via ion-partitioning-mediated self-assembly. Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 31(24), 6688-6694. doi:10.1021/la504656j

We report a one-step method of forming non-close-packed (NCP) pore arrays of micro- and sub-micropores using chloroform-based solutions of polystyrene acidified with hydrogen bromide for breath figure (BF) patterning. As BF patterning takes place, wa... Read More

In situ synthesis of size-controlled, stable silver nanoparticles within ultrashort peptide hydrogels and their anti-bacterial properties (2014)
Journal Article
Reithofer, M. R., Lakshmanan, A., Ping, A. T., Chin, J. M., & Hauser, C. A. (2014). In situ synthesis of size-controlled, stable silver nanoparticles within ultrashort peptide hydrogels and their anti-bacterial properties. Biomaterials, 35(26), 7535-7542. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.04.102

We have developed a silver-releasing biomaterial with promising potential for wound healing applications. The material is made of ultrashort peptides which can self-assemble in water to form hydrogels. Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were synthesized i... Read More