Self-assembly and gelation studies of N-(hydroxyalkyl)octadecanamides based simply structured low molecular mass gelators.
Low molecular mass gelators assemble via weak interactions such as H-bonding, van der Waals forces or electrostatic interactions to form 3-dimensional self assembled fibrillar networks. N-(hydroxyalkyl)octadecanamides have been synthesized using stearic acid and N-(hydroxyalkyl)amines. Correlations between the molecular structures of N-(hydroxyalkyl)octadecanamides (alkyl = ethyl, propyl, butyl and pentyl) gelators and the properties of their gels, including critical gelator concentrations and gel melting temperatures will be presented.
Patel, Janaki and Mallia, Ajay
"Self-assembly and gelation studies of N-(hydroxyalkyl)octadecanamides based simply structured low molecular mass gelators.,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 77, No. 1, Article 21.
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