Controllable heterogeneity in a supramolecular hydrogel

Atsuomi Shundo, Keiko Mizuguchi, Misao Miyamoto, Masahiro Goto, Keiji Tanaka

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Abstract

A dispersion of a peptide amphiphile into water forms hierarchical fibril structures, leading to a supramolecular hydrogel. We here report that there exists dynamic heterogeneity in the gel, which might be induced by the heterogeneous fibril network. The network, and therefore, the heterogeneity, can be easily regulated by changing the temperatures used to dissolve the gelator in water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8844-8846
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume47
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 21 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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