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A fluorous sodium l-prolinate derivative as low molecular weight gelator for perfluorocarbons

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Abstract

We report the first study dealing with the self-assembly of an α-amino acid derivative in perfluorocarbons. Rheology, microscopy, and spectroscopy studies reveal that the fluorous sodium L-prolinate derivative 1 self-assembles in perfluorocarbons to form a three-dimensional network of left-handed nano-helices resulting in solvent gelation. Singlet oxygen lifetime measured in a gel of perfluorodecalin is about 1000 times longer than in pure water.

Graphical abstract: A fluorous sodium l-prolinate derivative as low molecular weight gelator for perfluorocarbons

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Submitted
04 Apr 2020
Accepted
22 Jun 2020
First published
22 Jun 2020

Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Communication

A fluorous sodium L-prolinate derivative as low molecular weight gelator for perfluorocarbons

R. Beniazza, N. Bayo, D. Jardel, R. Rust, B. Mao, T. Divoux, M. Schmutz, F. Castet, G. Raffy, A. Del Guerzo, N. D. McClenaghan, T. Buffeteau and J. Vincent, Chem. Commun., 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0CC02446E

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