Mirror image nanostructures of new chromogenic azobenzene gels by introduction of alanine moiety

Soo Jin Lee, Shim Sung Lee, Jong Seung Kim, Jin Yong Lee, Jong Hwa Jung

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The morphological control and the self-assembled behaviors of new chromogenic azobenzene gels by the introduction of alanine moiety were analyzed. These gels formed through intermolecular hydrogen-bonds, π-π stacking, and hydrophobic interaction in various organic solvents. In particular, formation of intermolecular hydrogen bonds in the alanine unit plays an intrinsic role in their fiber self-assemblies along with an efficient gelation. The results show that the alanine-appended chromogenic gelators are not only effective in gelation but also useful as a component of functional soft materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6517-6520
Number of pages4
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 27
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Materials Science(all)

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