Aligning self-assembled gelators by drying under shear

Draper, E. R. , Mykhaylyk, O. O. and Adams, D. J. (2016) Aligning self-assembled gelators by drying under shear. Chemical Communications, 52(42), pp. 6934-6937. (doi: 10.1039/C6CC02824A) (PMID:27146964)

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We show how drying under shear can be used to prepare aligned fibres and worm-like micelles from low molecular weight gelators. Shearing followed by drying leads to the dealignment before the water can be removed; continuous shear whilst drying is required to maintain the alignment. Combining a slow pH change with continuous shear allows alignment of the gelling fibres, which can then be dried.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:ED thanks the EPSRC for a DTA studentship. DA thanks the EPSRC for a fellowship (EP/L021978/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Draper, Emily and Adams, Dave
Authors: Draper, E. R., Mykhaylyk, O. O., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Chemical Communications
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1364-548X
Published Online:29 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 52:6934-6937
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a creative commons license

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