Targetable mechanical properties by switching between self-sorting and co-assembly with in situ formed tripodal ketoenamine supramolecular hydrogels

Jamie S. Foster, Andrew W. Prentice, Ross S. Forgan, Martin J. Paterson, Gareth O. Lloyd

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Abstract

A new family of supramolecular hydrogelators are introduced in which self-sorting and co-assembly can be utilised in the tuneability of the mechanical properties of the materials, a property closely tied to the nanostructure of the gel network. The in situ reactivity of the components of the gelators allows for system chemistry concepts to be applied to the formation of the gels and shows that molecular properties, and not necessarily the chemical identity, determines some gel properties in these family of gels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)853-859
Number of pages7
JournalChemNanoMat
Volume4
Issue number8
Early online date30 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018

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