Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Polymer & Soft Nanotechnology Chapter 6

Nanostructured Organogel Networks Self-Assembled from Alkylated Isophthalic Acid and Benzimdizalone Compounds

Authors: D.A. Makeiff, R. Carlini

Affilation: Xerox Research Center of Canada, Canada

Pages: 648 - 649

Keywords: organic amphiphiles, organogels, self-assembly, hydrogen-bonding, electron microscopy

Abstract:
Organogel networks from low molecular weight components are a fascinating class of functional nanomaterials, with tremendous potential for a wide variety of commercial applications ranging from medicine, electronics, printing, personal care, and environmental remediation [1]. Here, we discuss the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured organogels from two new classes of amphiphilic compounds: (1) alkylated isophthalic acids (ISA) and (2) alkylated benzimidazolones (BZI). Both classes exhibit excellent gelator behavior in a variety of nonpolar solvents due to the formation of robust 3D networks of well-defined nanostructured aggregates stabilized by hydrogen-bonding, pi-stacking, and van der Waals interactions.


ISBN: 978-1-4398-7142-3
Pages: 882
Hardcopy: $199.95

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