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Supramolecular Chirality in Organogels: A Detailed Spectroscopic, Morphological, and Rheological Investigation of Gels (and Xerogels) Derived from Alkyl Pyrenyl Urethanes

Das, Rajat K and Kandanelli, Ramesh and Linnanto, Juha and Bose, Kunal and Maitra, Uday (2010) Supramolecular Chirality in Organogels: A Detailed Spectroscopic, Morphological, and Rheological Investigation of Gels (and Xerogels) Derived from Alkyl Pyrenyl Urethanes. In: Langmuir, 26 (20). pp. 16141-16149.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/la1029905

Abstract

This Article addresses the formation of chiral supramolecular structures in the organogels derived from chiral organogelator 1R (or 2R), and its mixtures with its enantiomer (1S) and achiral analogue 3 by extensive circular dichroism (CD) spectroscopic measurements. Morphological analysis by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were complemented by the measurements of their bulk properties by thermal stability and rheological studies. Specific molecular recognition events (1/3 vs 2/3) and solvent effects (isooctane vs dodecane) were found to be critical in the formation of chiral aggregates. Theoretical studies were also carried out to understand the interactions responsible for the formation of the superstructures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 10:39
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2010 10:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/33544

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