Issue 23, 2016

Surface-directed modulation of supramolecular gel properties


Supramolecular materials are widely studied and used for a variety of applications; in most applications, these materials are in contact with surfaces of other materials. Whilst much focus has been placed on elucidating factors that affect supramolecular material properties, the influence of the material surface on gel formation is poorly characterised. Here, we demonstrate that surface properties directly affect the fibre architecture and mechanical properties of self-assembled cytidine based gel films.

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12 Jan 2016
19 Feb 2016
First published
22 Feb 2016
This article is Open Access
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Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 4298-4300

Surface-directed modulation of supramolecular gel properties

M. G. F. Angelerou, A. Sabri, R. Creasey, P. Angelerou, M. Marlow and M. Zelzer, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 4298 DOI: 10.1039/C6CC00292G

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