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Wang, Yiming (author), Piskorz, T.K. (author), Lovrak, M. (author), Mendes, E. (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Here, transient supramolecular hydrogels that are formed through simple aging-induced seeded self-assembly of molecular gelators are reported. In the involved molecular self-assembly system, multicomponent gelators are formed from a mixture of precursor molecules and, typically, can spontaneously self-assemble into thermodynamically more...
journal article 2020
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Oldenhof, S. (author), Mytnyk, S. (author), Gil Arranja, A. (author), de Puit, M. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
We report a flexible single-cell isolation method by imaging-assisted hydrogel formation. Our approach consists of imaging-aided selective capture of cells of interest by encasing them into a polymeric hydrogel, followed by removal of unwanted cells and subsequent release of isolated cells by enzymatic hydrogel degradation, thus offering an...
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Liu, Q. (author), Yuan, Z. (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
In cancer therapy, the selective targeting of cancer cells while avoiding side effects to normal cells is still full of challenges. Here, we developed dual-functionalized crescent microgels, which selectively captured and killed lung cancer cells in situ without killing other cells. Crescent microgels with the inner surface of the cavity...
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Wang, Hucheng (author), Liu, Liqun (author), Bai, Shengyu (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Wang, Y. (author)
The present work shows how transient supramolecular hydrogels can be formed by catalytically controlled molecular self-assembly. Catalysis formation of molecular gelators leads the self-assembly along a kinetically favored pathway, resulting in transient hydrogels. This work demonstrates an effective approach towards pathway-dependent...
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Wang, Yiming (author), Xu, Zhi (author), Lovrak, M. (author), le Sage, V.A.A. (author), Zhang, K. (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author), Mendes, E. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Supramolecular structures with strain-stiffening properties are ubiquitous in nature but remain rare in the lab. Herein, we report on strain-stiffening supramolecular hydrogels that are entirely produced through the self-assembly of synthetic molecular gelators. The involved gelators self-assemble into semi-flexible fibers, which thereby...
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van Esch, Thijs (author)
Snow in mountainous areas is of great importance for the water supply in many catchments. To get data on snow cover, ground station data is not enough and, in many catchments, not available. Therefore, satellite data is used to measure snow cover. In this thesis the MODIS daily snow cover dataset (MOD10A1) is used. These images are obstructed by...
master thesis 2019
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Lovrak, M. (author), Hendriksen, W.E.J. (author), Kreutzer, M.T. (author), van Steijn, V. (author), Eelkema, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Controlled diffusion, reaction and assembly of hydrogelator precursors can be used to create soft hydrogel objects of defined shape and size. In this study we show that controlling local reaction kinetics by means of pH, diffusion length and the concentrations of reactants allows control over the dimensions of formed supramolecular structures....
journal article 2019
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van Assenbergh, S.P. (author), Fokker, Marike (author), Langowski, Julian (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Kamperman, Marleen (author), Dodou, D. (author)
The adhesiveness of biological micropatterned adhesives primarily relies on their geometry (e.g., feature size, architecture) and material properties (e.g., stiffness). Over the last few decades, researchers have been mimicking the geometry and material properties of biological micropatterned adhesives. The performance of these biomimetic...
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Wang, Y. (author), Lovrak, M. (author), Liu, Q. (author), Maity, C. (author), le Sage, V.A.A. (author), Guo, Xuhong (author), Eelkema, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Hierarchical compartmentalization through the bottom-up approach is ubiquitous in living cells but remains a formidable task in synthetic systems. Here we report on hierarchically compartmentalized supramolecular gels that are spontaneously formed by multilevel self-sorting. Two types of molecular gelators are formed in situ from...
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Liu, Q. (author), Zhao, M. (author), Mytnyk, S. (author), Klemm, B. (author), Zhang, K. (author), Wang, Y. (author), Yan, Dadong (author), Mendes, E. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Hydrogel microparticles are important in materials engineering, but their applications remain limited owing to the difficulties associated with their manipulation. Herein, we report the self-orientation of crescent-shaped hydrogel microparticles and elucidate its mechanism. Additionally, the microparticles were used, for the first time, as...
journal article 2019
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Piskorz, Tomasz K. (author), Gobbo, Cristian (author), Marrink, Siewert J. (author), De Feyter, Steven (author), De Vries, Alex H. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations are employed to obtain a detailed view of the formation of long-range ordered lamellar structures of physisorbed self-assembling long functionalized alkanes on graphite. During the self-assembly, two processes take place: Langmuir preferential adsorption and rearrangement on the surface. The...
journal article 2019
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Lakshminarayanan, Vasudevan (author), Poltorak, L. (author), Bosma, D. (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Mendes, E. (author)
Controlled localization of platinum nanoparticles (Pt NPs) at a solid support assisted by a polarized liquid-liquid interface is reported. Electrocatalytic water oxidation resulted in local pH modulation followed by the directed self-assembly of a dibenzoyl-l-cystine hydrogelator forming a structured hydrogel retaining the shape of the Pt NP...
review 2019
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Horváth, K. (author), van Esch, B. (author), Vreeken, D. (author), Pothof, I.W.M. (author), Baayen, J. (author)
This study presents convex modeling of drainage pumps so that real-time control systems can be implemented to minimize their energy use. A convex model is built based on pump curves and then used in mixed-integer optimization to allow pumps to be turned on or off. It is implemented as an extension to the open source software package RTC-Tools...
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Abdullah, Nor Hakimin (author), Wan Abu Bakar, Wan Azelee (author), Hussain, Rafaqat (author), Bakar, Mohd Bakri (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Characterization utilizing X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) revealed the presence of all the expected elements found in trishydrazone hydrogels (3). Morphological study on confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) revealed the branching and bundling of fibers that led hydrogels network as well as the...
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van Helmond, W. (author), O'Brien, V. (author), de Jong, R. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Oldenhof, S. (author), de Puit, M. (author)
The amino acid profile obtained from a fingerprint may provide valuable information on its donor. For forensic scientists, recovering evidence relating to the amino acid profile of a suspect can potentially be valuable for identification and exclusion purposes. Herein we detail the use of cross-linkable solutions of dextran-methacrylate to...
journal article 2018
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Zhang, K. (author), Suratkar, Aaditya (author), Vedaraman, Sitara (author), Lakshminarayanan, Vasudevan (author), Jennings, Laurence (author), Glazer, P.J. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Mendes, E. (author)
While the formation of (tri)block copolymer hydrogels has been extensively investigated, such studies mostly focused on equilibrium self-assembling whereas the use of preformed structures as building blocks such as out of equilibrium, quenched, nanofibrillar micelles is still a challenge. Here, we demonstrate that quenched, ultralong...
journal article 2018
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Trausel, F. (author), Fan, B. (author), van Rossum, S.A.P. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Eelkema, R. (author)
Hydrazone formation reactions from aldehydes and hydrazides have the remarkable qualities that they proceed in water and the kinetics can be controlled by organocatalysis. For these reasons, this class of reactions finds widespread use in biological as well as material settings. We recently reported a protected aniline catalyst for hydrazone...
journal article 2018
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Piskorz, T.K. (author), De Vries, Alex H. (author), De Feyter, Steven (author), van Esch, J.H. (author)
Ostwald ripening can improve the long-range order of self-assembled monolayers by the growth of large domains and disassembly of smaller ones. Here, coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations are used to study the dynamics of the stable assembly and the coarsening of defects of physisorbed monolayers of long-chain functionalized alkanes....
journal article 2018
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Zhang, K. (author), Gil Arranja, A. (author), Chen, Hongyu (author), Mytnyk, S. (author), Wang, Y. (author), Oldenhof, S. (author), van Esch, J.H. (author), Mendes, E. (author)
The last decade has witnessed great progress in understanding and manipulating self-assembly of block copolymers in solution. A wide variety of micellar structures can be created and many promising applications in bioscience have been reported. In particular, nano-fibrous micelles provide a great platform to mimic the filamentous structure of...
journal article 2018
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Rosenbrand, E. (author), van Beek, V.M. (author), van Esch, J.M. (author), Noordam, A. (author), Pederzani, F. (author), Vandenboer, K. (author), Bezuijen, A. (author)
conference paper 2017
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