Issue 25, 2015

Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators


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.

Graphical abstract: Multicomponent low molecular weight gelators

Article information

Article type
Feature Article
31 Oct 2014
28 Nov 2014
First published
28 Nov 2014
This article is Open Access
Creative Commons BY license

Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 5170-5180

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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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