Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators

Raeburn, J. and Adams, D. J. (2015) Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators. Chemical Communications, 51(25), pp. 5170-5180. (doi: 10.1039/C4CC08626K) (PMID:25476555)

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Low molecular weight gelators (LMWG) self-assemble in solution into one-dimensional objects such as fibres or tapes. The entanglement of these fibres or tapes results in the formation of a network and a gel. In general, LMWG are investigated as single component systems. However, there are significant potential opportunities from mixed LMWG systems, which are rarely investigated. Here, we discuss the potential of multicomponent systems, and critically discuss the challenges.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:We thank the EPSRC for funding (EP/L021978/1).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Adams, Dave
Authors: Raeburn, J., 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:28 November 2014
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in Chemical Communications 51(25): 5170-5180
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons license

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