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Multiple stimuli-responsive hydrogels of gluconamide-tailored anthracene


In this work, two amphiphilic gluconamide-tailored anthracene gelators 1 and 2 have been synthesized, and found to form stable hydrogels with fibril structures. The stimuli-responsive behaviors of hydrogel 1 and 2 were investigated thoroughly by temperature-dependent 1H NMR, UV-Vis, rheometer, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The results showed that hydrogel 1 exhibited multiple responsiveness upon exposure to stimuli including temperature, anion, light, electron-deficient chemicals and external stress; conversely, hydrogel 2 showed a distinct responsive phenomenon attributed to a subtle structural difference in the linker. This work demonstrates that gluconamide-tailored anthracene gelator could be a potential soft material and highlights the importance of precise designed structure.

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The article was received on 01 Apr 2019, accepted on 01 May 2019 and first published on 03 May 2019

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00656G
Soft Matter, 2019, Accepted Manuscript

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    Multiple stimuli-responsive hydrogels of gluconamide-tailored anthracene

    X. Zhang, J. G. Liu, Y. Gao, J. Hao, J. Hu and Y. Ju, Soft Matter, 2019, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C9SM00656G

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