Molecular Design of "Super" Hydrogelators: Understanding the Gelation Process of Azobenzene-Based Sugar Derivatives in Water

Hideki Kobayashi, Arianna Friggeri, Kazuya Koumoto, Masato Amaike, Seiji Shinkai, David N. Reinhoudt

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Abstract

(matrix presented) As an attempt to rationally design aqueous organogelators, a bolaamphiphilic azobenzene derivative (1) bearing two sugar groups was synthesized. Compound 1 formed a gel in water even at concentrations as low as 0.05 wt % (0.65 mM). Spectroscopic studies and electronmicrographic observations have clarified the gel structure and the origin of the gelation ability for water.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1423-1426
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume4
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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