Controlling syneresis of hydrogels using organic salts

Panja, S. , Dietrich, B. and Adams, D. J. (2022) Controlling syneresis of hydrogels using organic salts. Angewandte Chemie (International Edition), 61(4), e202115021. (doi: 10.1002/anie.202115021) (PMID:34825758)

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Supramolecular hydrogels can spontaneously undergo syneresis through fibre-fibre interactions and expel significant amounts of water upon aging. In this process, the hydrophobicity of fibres which regulates the 3D-rearrangement of the self-assembled structures during syneresis is important. Here, we show that we can control over the hydrophobic microenvironment of gels by incorporating organic salts into the gel fibre involving co-assembly enabling control of the macroscopic gel volume phase transition.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dietrich, Bart and Adams, Dave and Panja, Dr Santanu
Authors: Panja, S., Dietrich, B., and Adams, D. J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:Angewandte Chemie (International Edition)
ISSN (Online):1521-3773
Published Online:26 November 2021
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2021 The Authors
First Published:First published in Angewandte Chemie (International Edition) 61(4): e202115021
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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