Sugar-integrated gelators of organic solvents - their remarkable diversity in gelation ability and aggregate structure

Kenji Yoza, Natsuki Amanokura, Yoshiyuki Ono, Tetsuyuki Akao, Hideyuki Shinmori, Masayuki Takeuchi, Seiji Shinkai, David Reinhoudt

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    A drastic change in the solubility and gelation properties of 1-O-methyl-4,6-O-benzylidene derivatives of monosaccharides (see figure) results from the change in the configuration of only one carbon atom.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)2722-2729
    JournalChemistry: a European journal
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


    • METIS-106254
    • IR-11621
    • Sol-gel processes
    • Organic gels
    • Sugars
    • Supramolecular Chemistry
    • Saccharides
    • Molecular assembly
    • Hydrogen bonds

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