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A thermo-responsive supramolecular gel and its luminescence enhancement induced by rare earth Y3+

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Abstract

A new acylhydrazone-functionalized dual benzimidazole derivative gelator (L) was synthesized. L can self-assemble in DMSO–EG (ethylene glycol) or DMF–water mixtures to form a thermo-responsive supramolecular organogel (L-gel). In order to increase the fluorescence intensity of L-gel (DMSO–EG system), L-gel slowly turned into a clear solution upon addition of one equivalent of RE (rare earth) Y3+. Interestingly, this gelator L and Y3+ can be assembled into an enhanced blue-light-emitting supramolecular metallogel (Y@gel) in DMF–water mixtures.

Graphical abstract: A thermo-responsive supramolecular gel and its luminescence enhancement induced by rare earth Y3+

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The article was received on 27 Aug 2017, accepted on 27 Oct 2017 and first published on 27 Oct 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01726J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2017,13, 8027-8030
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    A thermo-responsive supramolecular gel and its luminescence enhancement induced by rare earth Y3+

    X. Ma, Y. Cui, S. Liu and J. Wu, Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 8027
    DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01726J

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