Issue 64, 2015

Photodimerisation of a coumarin-dipeptide gelator


Here we report a coumarin based hydrogelator that can form bulk gels, or homogeneous thin gels via an electrochemical pH drop. The gel can then be strengthened by post-gelation photodimerisation of the coumarin groups by irradiating with UV light.

Graphical abstract: Photodimerisation of a coumarin-dipeptide gelator

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07 May 2015
08 Jul 2015
First published
08 Jul 2015
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Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 12827-12830

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Photodimerisation of a coumarin-dipeptide gelator

E. R. Draper, T. O. McDonald and D. J. Adams, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 12827 DOI: 10.1039/C5CC03817K

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