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A dual pH-responsive supramolecular gelator with aggregation-induced emission properties

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Abstract

Functionalising AIE-active aromatic thioethers with self-complementary zwitterionic binding sites leads to a dual pH-responsive supramolecular organogelator with aggregation-induced emission (AIE) properties. The self-assembled fibrillar gel network is highly fluorescent (λem = 490 nm), whereas the addition of both acid and base leads to the sol state with a loss of emission. More over, the gel was found to be thermo- and mechanoresponsive.

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The article was received on 11 Jun 2018, accepted on 27 Jun 2018 and first published on 27 Jun 2018


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01190G
Citation: Soft Matter, 2018,14, 6166-6170
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    A dual pH-responsive supramolecular gelator with aggregation-induced emission properties

    M. Externbrink, S. Riebe, C. Schmuck and J. Voskuhl, Soft Matter, 2018, 14, 6166
    DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01190G

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