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Double helix quinine-based supergelator

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Abstract

10,11-Didehydroquinine is a simple, low molecular weight supergelator which forms, in nonpolar media, stable chiral organogels composed of unique double-helix nano-sized fibers. A novel gelation mechanism involves a hydrogen bonding network formed by an acidic alkyne proton of the Cinchona gelator and the carbonyl group of ethyl acetate used as a solvent.

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Submitted
04 Nov 2015
Accepted
11 Dec 2015
First published
11 Dec 2015

Soft Matter, 2016,12, 1368-1373
Article type
Communication

Double helix quinine-based supergelator

K. Roszak, M. Piasecka, A. Katrusiak and K. Kacprzak, Soft Matter, 2016, 12, 1368
DOI: 10.1039/C5SM02723C

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