Photoresponsive gelators

Draper, E. R. and Adams, D. J. (2016) Photoresponsive gelators. Chemical Communications, 52(53), pp. 8196-8206. (doi: 10.1039/C6CC03485C) (PMID:27222364)

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Low molecular weight gels can be responsive to a range of external stimuli. The use of light as an external stimulus to modify gels is of particular interest for a number of reasons. Light is a non-invasive trigger. For example, using light it is possible to spatially target a specific area of the gel leading to patterned gel surfaces. Here, we review the different approaches that have been used to form low molecular weight gels that respond to light

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:We thank the EPSRC for funding via a Fellowship to DA (EP/L021978/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Draper, Emily and Adams, Dave
Authors: Draper, E. R., 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:19 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright ┬ęThe Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 52(53): 8196-8206
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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