On the syneresis of an OPV functionalised dipeptide hydrogel

Castilla, A. M., Wallace, M., Mears, L. L.E., Draper, E. R. , Doutch, J., Rogers, S. and Adams, D. J. (2016) On the syneresis of an OPV functionalised dipeptide hydrogel. Soft Matter, 12(37), pp. 7848-7854. (doi: 10.1039/C6SM01194B) (PMID:27714311)

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We describe a new dipeptide hydrogel based on an oligophenylene vinylene core. After gelation, the initial network evolves, expelling solvent and resulting in syneresis. We describe this process and the effects in the bulk properties of the material.

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Additional Information:AMC, LLEM, and ERD thank the EPRSC for funding. DJA thanks the EPSRC for a Fellowship (EP/L021978/1). MW thanks the EPSRC for funding and Unilever for a Case Award. The NMR spectrometers used for this work were funded by the EPSRC (EP/K039687/1 and EP/ C005643/1). Experiments at the ISIS Pulsed Neutron and Muon Source were supported by a beamtime allocation (RB1520075) from the STFC. We thank Steve King for additional help with the SANS work. This work benefitted from the SasView software, originally developed by the DANSE project under NSF award DMR-0520547.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Draper, Emily and Adams, Dave
Authors: Castilla, A. M., Wallace, M., Mears, L. L.E., Draper, E. R., Doutch, J., Rogers, S., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Soft Matter
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):1744-6848
Published Online:19 August 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Soft Matter 12(37): 7848-7854
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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