Molecular design of low molecular-weight aqueous gels bearing an Azo-hydrazone tautomeric group useful as a solvent polarity probe

Masato Amaike, Hideki Kobayashi, Seiji Shinkai

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Abstract

Novel low molecular-weight gelators for aqueous gels were exploited by systematically search varying sugars and adjusting hydrophilic/lipophilic balance. The azonaphthol group was used as a lipophilic group, which was also useful as a measure of the microscopic solvent polarity. From the azo-hydrazone tautomerism the polarity in the gelator aggregates was estimated to be much less polar than that in the gelation media.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-621
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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