Gelation is crucially dependent on functional group orientation and may be tuned by anion binding

Marc-Oliver M. Piepenbrock, Gareth O. Lloyd, Nigel Clarke, Jonathan W. Steed

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Abstract

The gelation ability of a series of chiral bis(urea) gels alternates between even and odd chain length and for the even numbered spacers the rheological characteristics can be tuned by the addition of anions according to the anion binding constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2644-2646
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume2008
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • DESIGN
  • ORGANOGELS
  • ORGANIC-SOLVENTS
  • UREAS
  • GEL FIBERS
  • DERIVATIVES
  • GELATORS

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