Home List of Titles Architecture of a biocompatible supramolecular material by supersaturation-driven fabrication of its fiber network
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- Architecture of a biocompatible supramolecular material by supersaturation-driven fabrication of its fiber network
- Li, Jing-Liang; Liu, Xiang-Yang; Wang, Rong-Yao; Xiong, Jun-Ying
- The architecture of a biocompatible organogel formed by gelation of a small molecule organic gelator, N-lauroyl-L-glutamic acid di-n-butylamide, in isostearyl alcohol was investigated based on a supersaturation-driven crystallographic mismatch branching mechanism. By controlling the supersaturation of the system, the correlation length that determines the mesh size of the fiber network was finely tuned and the rheological properties of the gel were engineered. This approach is of considerable significance for many gel-based applications, such as controlled release of drugs that requires precise control of the mesh size. A direct cryotransmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging technique capable of preserving the network structure was used to visualize its nanostructure.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 109, no. 51 (Dec 2005), pp. 24231-24235
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- FOR Code(s)
- 0306 Physical Chemistry (Incl. Structural)
- Biocompatible supramolecular material; Fiber network; Nanostructures; Molecule organic gelator; Supramolecular chemistry; Supersaturation
- American Chemical Society
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- Copyright © 2005 American Chemical Society. Publisher does not officially support author/institution self-archiving of either the post-print (final, revised accepted draft) and/or published version of full text.
- Peer reviewed