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Issue 30, 2013
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Physical gels made of liquid crystalline B4 phase

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Abstract

The achiral liquid crystalline materials showing two B4 (HN) phases have been found to exhibit strong gelation ability for various organic solvents with reversible sol–gel phase transition. The gel is formed by helical tubules, which build entangled 3D network, encapsulating the solvent. The equilibrium of left- and right-handed tubules is preserved in the gel, even if the chiral solvent is used.

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Submitted
15 Feb 2013
Accepted
27 Feb 2013
First published
27 Feb 2013

Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 3119-3121
Article type
Communication

Physical gels made of liquid crystalline B4 phase

A. Zep, M. Salamonczyk, N. Vaupotič, D. Pociecha and E. Gorecka, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 3119
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC41225C

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