Figure presented As an attempt to rationally design organogelators, an amphiphilic porphyrin bearing four β-D-galactopyranoside groups at its periphery was synthesized This compound tends to aggregate in a one-dimensional direction, resulting in very robust gels in DMF/alcohol mixed solvents. Spectroscopic studies and electron-micrographic observations support the view that the π-π stacking interaction among porphyrin moieties and the hydrogen-bonding interaction among sugar moieties operate synergistically to give rise to a stable one-dimensional aggregate structure indispensable for gel formation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry