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Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate

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Two metallohydrogels based on an amino acid-based ligand and Zn(II) salts were synthesized. These hydrogels show an uncommon, reversible, time-dependent transformation from the opaque to transparent state. These hydrogels also exhibit gradual dissolution in water (pH ≤ 7) over time. A water-soluble stimulant, caffeine, could be in situ loaded into the hydrogels and slowly released during dissolution.

Graphical abstract: Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate

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Submitted
15 Apr 2014
Accepted
10 May 2014
First published
13 May 2014

Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 7032-7035
Article type
Communication
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Dissolvable metallohydrogels for controlled release: evidence of a kinetic supramolecular gel phase intermediate

S. Saha, J. Bachl, T. Kundu, D. Díaz Díaz and R. Banerjee, Chem. Commun., 2014, 50, 7032
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC02771J

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