In situ formation of low molecular weight organogelators for slick solidification

Peron, J.-M. R., Packman, H., Peveler, W. J. and Bear, J. C. (2020) In situ formation of low molecular weight organogelators for slick solidification. RSC Advances, 10(23), pp. 13369-13373. (doi: 10.1039/C9RA10122E)

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We have investigated the in situ formation of Low Molecular Weight Organogelator (LMWO) molecules in oil-on-water slicks through dual reactive precursor injection. This method alleviates the need for any carrier solvent or prior heating, therefore reducing the environmental impact of LMWOs, giving instantaneous gelation, even at low temperatures (−5 °C). We show minimal leaching from our gels into the water layer.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:J. C. B. acknowledges the Ramsay Memorial Trust for a Fellowship, and Kinsgton University Internal grant number P1305- 103. W. J. P. acknowledges the University of Glasgow for a Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellowship.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Peveler, Dr William
Authors: Peron, J.-M. R., Packman, H., Peveler, W. J., and Bear, J. C.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:RSC Advances
Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry
ISSN (Online):2046-2069
Published Online:01 April 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Royal Society of Chemistry
First Published:First published in RSC Advances 10(23): 13369-13373
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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