A good passover in the Diesendruck group, Or Galant and Avishai Levy published in Advanced Functional Materials and JACS:
Or Galant showed that highly stretchable and resilient plastics can be made by balancing intra- and intermolecular interactions: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.201901806
Avishai Levy created synthetic molecular springs using metal-ligand bonds to fold polybutadiene: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.9b01960
Both Or and Avishai exploited the concept of folding macromolecules using chemical bonds, providing synthetic polymers with protein-like structural characteristics and function.
Warm greetings to you and continued success in your research.