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Supramolecular metallogels constructed from carboxylate gelators

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Abstract

Serendipity still plays a role in gel discovery as the prediction of gel formation is difficult. This work explores the role of ligand, metal salt, solvent, and temperature in the formation of a low molecular mass carboxylate iron(III) system. The influence of each component is discussed. The gels obtained were characterised using thermal analysis, Fourier transform-infrared spectroscopy, powder X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, elemental analysis, microwave plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy, and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. The response to external stimuli, including dye and gas sorption was examined.

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The article was received on 11 Apr 2018, accepted on 20 May 2018 and first published on 21 May 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00753E
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018,14, 4505-4519
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    Supramolecular metallogels constructed from carboxylate gelators

    S. C. Zacharias, G. Ramon and S. A. Bourne, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 4505
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM00753E

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