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Norbornene chaotropic salts as low molecular mass ionic organogelators (LMIOGs)

Abstract

Phenylalanine functionalised norbornene (9:Na) functions as a potent, low molecular-mass (MW = 333 Da) ionic organogelator with a minimum gelating concentration of 0.5 wt% in THF, i-PrOH, 1,4-dioxane and n-BuOH. Fibrous crystals form in the gel and X-ray crystallography identified a cation mediated helical assembly process controlled by the chirality of the phenylalanine. In additon to excellent gelating properties 9:Na readily forms aqueous biphasic and triphasic systems.

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The article was received on 20 Apr 2018, accepted on 15 May 2018 and first published on 16 May 2018


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01798K
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript
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    Norbornene chaotropic salts as low molecular mass ionic organogelators (LMIOGs)

    J. R. Engstrom, A. J. Savyasachi, M. Parhizkar, A. Sutti, C. S. Hawes, J. White, T. Gunnlaugsson and F. M. Pfeffer, Chem. Sci., 2018, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C8SC01798K

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