Stabilization of crown-based organogelators by charge-transfer interaction

Jong Hwa Jung, Soo Jin Lee, Jeong Ah Rim, Haeseong Lee, Tae Sung Bae, Shim Sung Lee, Seiji Shinkai

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Crown-based organogelators 1 and 2 bearing long alkyl chains were synthesized. Their gelation abilities were drastically enhanced by addition of bypyridinium-based ion (32+), suggesting the bridging effect of the bipyridinium-based ion could be the primary driving force for the stabilization of organogel systems due to the intermolecular charge-transfer interaction with the 1:2 stoichiometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)459-462
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 8 2005


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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Jung, J. H., Lee, S. J., Rim, J. A., Lee, H., Bae, T. S., Lee, S. S., & Shinkai, S. (2005). Stabilization of crown-based organogelators by charge-transfer interaction. Chemistry of Materials, 17(3), 459-462.