In this review, novel hierarchical self-assembled structures based on reversible organo-metallic supramolecular polymers are discussed. Firstly, we discuss recent advances in the field of coordination polymers, considering cases in which transition metal ions and bis- or multiligands are used to build up organo-metallic supramolecular polymers. Secondly, we review hierarchical self-assembled structures based on these coordination polymers, such as polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer films, capsules, complex coacervate core micelles and microemulsions, and nanoribbons. Finally, we give a short perspective on the formation of coordination-polymeric hierarchical self-assembled structures. The implications of fundamental and applied research, as well as aspects of new technologies are also discussed.
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