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Surface-induced hydrogelation

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The first azo dye that gels from its aqueous solution was synthesized and its moist hydrogel was investigated with electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy; the anionic azo dye in aqueous solution forms a hydrogel on cationic surfaces even at concentrations 50 times below the minimal gelation concentration.

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The article was received on 04 May 2005, accepted on 27 May 2005 and first published on 22 Jun 2005

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B506160A
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005,0, 3942-3944

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    Surface-induced hydrogelation

    A. M. Bieser and J. C. Tiller, Chem. Commun., 2005, 0, 3942
    DOI: 10.1039/B506160A

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