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Issue 25, 2015
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Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators

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Abstract

Low molecular weight gelators (LMWG) self-assemble in solution into one-dimensional objects such as fibres or tapes. The entanglement of these fibres or tapes results in the formation of a network and a gel. In general, LMWG are investigated as single component systems. However, there are significant potential opportunities from mixed LMWG systems, which are rarely investigated. Here, we discuss the potential of multicomponent systems, and critically discuss the challenges.

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Submitted
31 Oct 2014
Accepted
28 Nov 2014
First published
28 Nov 2014

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 5170-5180
Article type
Feature Article
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Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators

J. Raeburn and D. J. Adams, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 5170
DOI: 10.1039/C4CC08626K

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