Sugar-integrated "Supergelators" which can form organogels with 0.03-0.05% [g mL-1]

Roman Luboradzki, Oliver Gronwald, Atsushi Ikeda, Seiji Shinkai

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It was found that methyl-4,6-O-p-nitrobenzylidene-α-D-galactopyranoside (1) and methyl-4,6-O-benzylidene-α-D-mannopyranoside (2), which are scarcely soluble in apolar solvents, act as "supergelators" when they are enforcedly dissolved above their bp's in a sealed tube. The minimum gelator concentrations (Cmin) were 0.03-0.07% [g mL-1] which are one of the lowest concentrations achieved so far. The coupled study of TEM observation with partial solvent exchange established that the organogel stability is related to the superstructure in the fibril network constructed in specific solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1148-1149
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry


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