A low molecular weight hydrogel with unusual gel aging

Draper, E. R. , McDonald, T. O. and Adams, D. J. (2015) A low molecular weight hydrogel with unusual gel aging. Chemical Communications, 51(30), pp. 6595-6597. (doi: 10.1039/C5CC01334H) (PMID:25775220)

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We describe a dipeptide hydrogel with unusual aging characteristics. Over time, a transformation from a turbid gel to a transparent gel occurs which is initiated from the air–water interface. Here, we investigate this transition and discuss the implications of this aging on the bulk properties of the gel.

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., McDonald, T. 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:12 March 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistr
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications: 51(30): 6595-6597
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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