Lu Su
Texas A&M University
MicelleBiophysicsVesicleNanoparticleCopolymerMonomerNanotechnologyNanocarriersAqueous solutionChemistryPolymer chemistryMaterials scienceSide chainSelf-assemblyPaclitaxelEthylene glycolDrug deliveryChemical engineeringPolymerizationPolymerAmphiphileSupramolecular chemistry
Publications 28
#1Lu Su (Fudan University)H-Index: 13
#2Yingle Feng (Fudan University)H-Index: 1
Last. Guosong Chen (Fudan University)H-Index: 28
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Carbohydrates are the most abundant and one of the most important biomacromolecules in Nature. Except for energy-related compounds, carbohydrates can be roughly divided into two categories: Carbohydrates as matter and carbohydrates as information. As matter, carbohydrates are abundantly present in the extracellular matrix of animals and cell walls of various plants, bacteria, fungi, etc., serving as scaffolds. Some commonly found polysaccharides are featured as biocompatible materials with contr...
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#1Yue Song (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 6
#2Mahmoud Elsabahy (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 28
Last. Lu Su (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 13
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Platelet-like and cylindrical nanostructures from sugar-based polymers are designed to mimic the aspect ratio of bacteria and achieve uroepithelial cell binding and internalization, thereby improving their potential for local treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections. Polymer nanostructures, derived from amphiphilic block polymers composed of zwitterionic poly(d-glucose carbonate) and semicrystalline poly(l-lactide) segments, were constructed with morphologies that could be tuned to enhanc...
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#1Tan P. Nguyen (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 3
#2Alexandra D. Easley (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 7
Last. Karen L. Wooley (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 100
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In only a few decades, lithium-ion batteries have revolutionized technologies, enabling the proliferation of portable devices and electric vehicles1, with substantial benefits for society. However, the rapid growth in technology has highlighted the ethical and environmental challenges of mining lithium, cobalt and other mineral ore resources, and the issues associated with the safe usage and non-hazardous disposal of batteries2. Only a small fraction of lithium-ion batteries are recycled, furthe...
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Supramolecular fibers in water, micrometers long and several nanometers in width, are amongst the most studied nanostructures for biomedical applications. These supramolecular polymers are formed t...
9 CitationsSource
#1Silvia Varela-Aramburu (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Giulia Morgese (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 14
Last. E. W. Meijer (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 102
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The fast dynamics occurring in natural processes increases the difficulty of creating biomaterials capable of mimicking Nature. Within synthetic biomaterials, water-soluble supramolecular polymers show great potential in mimicking the dynamic behavior of these natural processes. In particular, benzene-1,3,5-tricaboxamide (BTA)-based supramolecular polymers have shown to be highly dynamic through the exchange of monomers within and between fibers, but their suitability as biomaterials has not bee...
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#1Mei Dong (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 7
#2Yue Song (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 6
Last. Karen L. Wooley (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 100
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In this work, we designed and fabricated a nanoscopic sugar-based magnetic hybrid material that is capable of tackling environmental pollution posed by marine oil spills, while minimizing potential secondary problems that may occur from microplastic contamination. These readily-defined magnetic nanocomposites were constructed through co-assembly of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MIONs) and a degradable amphiphilic polymer, poly(ethylene glycol)-b-dopamine-functionalized poly(ethyl propargyl ...
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#1Yen-Nan Lin (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 6
#2Mahmoud Elsabahy (Assiut University)H-Index: 28
Last. Karen L. Wooley (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 100
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Biomimetic-cell-membrane-camouflaged polymeric nanocarriers, possessing advantages related to the functional diversity of natural cell membranes and the physicochemical tailorability of synthetic p...
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#1Richen Li (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 15
#2Hai Wang (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 11
Last. Karen L. Wooley (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 100
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As a rapid, controllable, and easily transferrable approach to the preparation of antimicrobial nanoparticle systems, a one-step, light-driven procedure was developed to produce asymmetric hybrid inorganic–organic nanoparticles (NPs) directly from a homogeneous Ag/polymer mixture. An amphiphilic triblock polymer was designed and synthesized to build biocompatible NPs, consisting of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO), carboxylic acid-functionalized polyphosphoester (PPE), and poly(l-lactide) (PLLA). Unex...
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#1Simone I. S. Hendrikse (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 6
#2Lu Su (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 13
Last. E. W. Meijer (TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology)H-Index: 102
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Polysaccharides present in the glycocalyx and extracellular matrix are highly important for a multitude of functions. Oligo- and polysaccharides-based biomaterials are being developed to mimic the glycocalyx, but the spatial functionalization of these polysaccharides represents a major challenge. In this paper, a series of benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxamide (BTA) based supramolecular monomers is designed and synthesized with mono- (BTA-β-d-glucose; BTA-Glc and BTA-α-d-mannose; BTA-Man) or disaccharide...
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#1Mei Dong (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 7
#2Michiel G. Wessels (UD: University of Delaware)H-Index: 4
Last. Karen L. Wooley (A&M: Texas A&M University)H-Index: 100
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In this work, we investigated the fundamental molecular parameters that guide the supramolecular assembly of glucose-based amphiphilic coil–brush block polymers in aqueous solution and elucidated architecture–morphology relationships through experimental and simulation tools. Well-defined coil–brush polymers were synthesized through ring-opening polymerizations (ROP) of glucose carbonates to afford norbornenyl-functionalized poly(glucose carbonate) (NB-PGC) macromonomers, followed by sequential ...
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