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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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The article was received on 26 Apr 2016, accepted on 19 May 2016 and first published on 19 May 2016


Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/C6CC03485C
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2016,52, 8196-8206
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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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