Nanostructured organogel networks self-assembled from alkylated isophthalic acid and benzimdizalone compounds

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Proceedings titleTechnical Proceedings of the 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011
ConferenceNanotechnology 2011: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites - 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011, 13 June 2011 through 16 June 2011, Boston, MA
Pages648649; # of pages: 2
SubjectAmphiphilic compound; Commercial applications; Gelators; Isophthalic acid; Organic nanostructures; Organogels; Self-assembled; Atom transfer radical polymerization; Nanostructures; Nanocomposite films
AbstractOrganogel 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: alkylated (1) isophthalic acids (ISAs) and (2) benzimidazolones (BZIs). 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.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); National Institute for Nanotechnology
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NPARC number21271990
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