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Photoresponsive gelators

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Abstract

Low molecular weight gels can be responsive to a range of external stimuli. The use of light as an external stimulus to modify gels is of particular interest for a number of reasons. Light is a non-invasive trigger. For example, using light it is possible to spatially target a specific area of the gel leading to patterned gel surfaces. Here, we review the different approaches that have been used to form low molecular weight gels that respond to light.

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Submitted
26 Apr 2016
Accepted
19 May 2016
First published
19 May 2016

This article is Open Access

Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8196-8206
Article type
Feature Article
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Photoresponsive gelators

E. R. Draper and D. J. Adams, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 8196
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03485C

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