Molecular design of ¿super¿ hydrogelators: understanding the gelation process of azobenzene-based sugar derivatives in water

Hideki Kobayashi, A. Friggeri, Kazuya Koumoto, Masato Amaike, Seiji Shinkai, David Reinhoudt

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    As an attempt to rationally design aqueous organogelators, a bolaamphiphilic azobenzene derivative (1) bearing two sugar groups was synthesized. Compound 1 formed a gel in water even at concentrations as low as 0.05 wt % (0.65 mM). Spectroscopic studies and electron-micrographic observations have clarified the gel structure and the origin of the gelation ability for water.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)1423-1426
    JournalOrganic letters
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • IR-37948
    • METIS-206207

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