The design of organic gelators based on a family of bis-ureas

Rosa E. Meléndez, Andrew J. Carr, Kazuki Sada, Andrew D. Hamilton

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The use of organic molecules as gelators in certain organic solvents has been the target of recent research in materials science. The types of structures formed in the gel matrix have potential applications as porous solids that can be used as absorbents or in catalysis. We will present and discuss the organogelation properties of a family of bis-ureas. Studies presented will include a molecule structure activity relationship, thermodynamic properties, comparison to x-ray crystallographic data and potential functionalization of the gels formed by this class of compounds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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