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Multifarious facets of sugar-derived molecular gels: molecular features, mechanisms of self-assembly and emerging applications

Datta, Sougata and Bhattacharya, Santanu (2015) Multifarious facets of sugar-derived molecular gels: molecular features, mechanisms of self-assembly and emerging applications. In: CHEMICAL SOCIETY REVIEWS, 44 (15). pp. 5596-5637.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cs00093a

Abstract

The remarkable capability of nature to design and create excellent self-assembled nano-structures, especially in the biological world, has motivated chemists to mimic such systems with synthetic molecular and supramolecular systems. The hierarchically organized self-assembly of low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) based on non-covalent interactions has been proven to be a useful tool in the development of well-defined nanostructures. Among these, the self-assembly of sugar-derived LMWGs has received immense attention because of their propensity to furnish biocompatible, hierarchical, supramolecular architectures that are macroscopically expressed in gel formation. This review sheds light on various aspects of sugar-derived LMWGs, uncovering their mechanisms of gelation, structural analysis, and tailorable properties, and their diverse applications such as stimuli-responsiveness, sensing, self-healing, environmental problems, and nano and biomaterials synthesis.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 06:54
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 06:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/52161

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