Dissipative self-assembly of a molecular gelator by using a chemical fuel

Job Boekhoven, Aurelie M. Brizard, Krishna N.K. Kowlgi, Ger J.M. Koper, Rienk Eelkema, Jan H. Van Esch

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Abstract

(Figure Presented) Fueling the future: A fibrillar network (red fibers, see figure) is formed from an activated building block (red), which is obtained from a synthetic gelator (blue) in a dissipative self-assembly process that is fueled by an alkylating agent. When the available energy is depleted, the system reverts to its thermodynamic equilibrium, that is, an isotropic solution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4825-4828
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume49
Issue number28
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Gels
  • Hydrolysis
  • Non-equilibrium processes
  • Self-assembly

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