Synthesis of perfluoroalkyl gelators and their selective gelation ability for fluorinated solvents1

Toshiaki Shimasaki, Yuki Ohno, Mao Tanaka, Masato Amano, Yuta Sasaki, Hirobumi Shibata, Motonori Watanabe, Naozumi Teramoto, Mitsuhiro Shibata

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Novel perfluoroalkyl gelators without hydrogen bondsbis(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-pentadecafluorooctyl) iso-phthalate (1m), bis(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-pentadeca-fluorooctyl) terephthalate (1p), and tris-(2,2,3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-pentadecafluorooctyl) benzene-1,3,5-tricarboxylate (2)were synthesized. Their molecular structures were investigated by density functional theory calculations at the B3LYP/cc-pVDZ level. The gelation abilities of 1m, 1p, and 2 were examined and compared to their normal octyl homologues 1m¤, 1p¤, and 2¤. None of the gelators could be gelated in common organic solvents, but gelated well in fluorinated solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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