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Metallogels of Indium(III) with bile salts: soft materials for nanostructured In2S3 synthesis

Abstract

This work describes sonication mediated facile metallo-hydrogel formation from biodetergents sodium cholate and deoxycholate in the presence of indium(III). The resulting thermo-irreversible gels behaved as viscoelastic soft solids by rheological measurements. Scanning electron and atomic force microscopic analysis revealed the transition from spherical aggregates before gelation to typical entangled three-dimensional fibrous networks in gels. The In-Ch hydrogel was further used to prepare nanostructured In2S3 in which the cholate units acted as surfactants to limit the growth of the nanoflakes.

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The article was accepted on 19 Jun 2017 and first published on 19 Jun 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02177A
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Metallogels of Indium(III) with bile salts: soft materials for nanostructured In2S3 synthesis

    M. MAITY and U. Maitra, Dalton Trans., 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7DT02177A

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