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Issue 31, 2005
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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.

Graphical abstract: Surface-induced hydrogelation

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04 May 2005
27 May 2005
First published
22 Jun 2005

Chem. Commun., 2005, 3942-3944
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Surface-induced hydrogelation

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

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