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Supramolecular chemistry of bile acid derivatives: Formation of gels

Babu, Ponnusamy and Sangeetha, Neralagatta M and Maitra, Uday (2006) Supramolecular chemistry of bile acid derivatives: Formation of gels. In: Indo-French Symposium on Fibrillar Networks as Advanced Materials, SEP 21-23, 2005, Inst Charles Sadron, Strasbourg, FRANCE.

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This article describes some of the exciting results obtained during the study of the gelation behavior of bile acid derivatives in the authors laboratory. The serendipitous discovery of charge-transfer interaction promoted gelation of organic solvents by (steroid)pyrene derivatives/TNF is presented. In this class of molecules, the effect of the location of the chiral center in chiral gelators on the overall chirality of the aggregates in the gel was studied. Also described are the aggregation behavior of bile acid based aqueous gelators which led us to postulate design principals to obtain bile acid based aqueous/organogelators.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Keywords: Polymer Science;bile acids; charge-transfer;organo and aqueous gels;rotational dynamics;thermochromism
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2010 11:38
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2010 11:38
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/18382

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