A rubber elastic low-molecular-weight organogel

Michihiro Shirakawa, Norifumi Fujita, Akihiko Takada, Seiji Shinkai

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A low-molecular-weight gel prepared from a Cu complex of a protoporphyrin IX derivative exhibits an unusual elastic behavior as revealed by rheological studies. It possesses rubber elasticity despite the formation of LMOG by noncovalent molecular stacking. This is due to the feature of the present system that the gel fibers behave similarly to covalent polymers without bundling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1330-1332
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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