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Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate

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Abstract

Two metallohydrogels based on an amino acid-based ligand and Zn(II) salts were synthesized. These hydrogels show an uncommon, reversible, time-dependent transformation from the opaque to transparent state. These hydrogels also exhibit gradual dissolution in water (pH ≤ 7) over time. A water-soluble stimulant, caffeine, could be in situ loaded into the hydrogels and slowly released during dissolution.

Graphical abstract: Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate

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The article was received on 15 Apr 2014, accepted on 10 May 2014 and first published on 13 May 2014


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02771J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7032-7035
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    Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate

    S. Saha, J. Bachl, T. Kundu, D. Díaz Díaz and R. Banerjee, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7032
    DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02771J

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