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Synthesis of supramolecular gels based on electron-transfer reactions between clay nanotubes and styrene

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A novel supramolecular gel is synthesized using styrene and halloysite nanotubes under ultrasound treatment, in which the nanotubes act as gelators for the styrene gel. The formation of the gel arises from electron-transfer reactions between styrene and the aluminium atoms at the crystal edges and the transition metal ions of the clay. The supramolecular gel is transparent and sensitive to temperature, which shows promising applications in sensors, templates, and gelling fuels.

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The article was received on 28 May 2019, accepted on 10 Jul 2019 and first published on 10 Jul 2019


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04102H
Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article

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    Synthesis of supramolecular gels based on electron-transfer reactions between clay nanotubes and styrene

    J. Zheng, X. Ou, F. Wu and M. Liu, Chem. Commun., 2019, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C9CC04102H

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