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Self-assembly of a new C60 compound with a L-glutamid-derived lipid unit: formation of organogels and hierarchically structured spherical particles

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A new C60-based low-molecular weight gelator (LMWG 1) with a L-glutamid-derived lipid unit was synthesized and characterized. LMWG 1 can gel toluene, p-xylene and benzene. Moreover, its gelation ability can be further enhanced by addition of an exTTF derivative (compound 2), for which the intermolecular interaction between the C60 unit in 1 and the exTTF unit in 2 is responsible based on the absorption and NOE difference 1H-NMR spectral studies. Additionally, gelation-induced CD signals are observed for the gel with LMWG 1 and that of LMWG 1 doped with compound 2. Further studies indicate that the self-assembly structures of LMWG 1 in the gel phases can be modulated by the addition of compound 2. In addition, the self-assembly of LMWG 1 in DMSO leads to spherical particles of several microns in size, and the surfaces of these spherical particles are hierarchically structured with nano-fibers. Moreover, the thin-film of spherical particles exhibits water-repellent hydrophobicity.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of a new C60 compound with a L-glutamid-derived lipid unit: formation of organogels and hierarchically structured spherical particles

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The article was received on 06 Oct 2010, accepted on 01 Feb 2011 and first published on 21 Feb 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01109F
Citation: Soft Matter, 2011,7, 3592-3598
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    Self-assembly of a new C60 compound with a L-glutamid-derived lipid unit: formation of organogels and hierarchically structured spherical particles

    X. Yang, G. Zhang, D. Zhang, J. Xiang, G. Yang and D. Zhu, Soft Matter, 2011, 7, 3592
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SM01109F

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