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Chem Commun (Camb). 2013 Apr 18;49(30):3119-21. doi: 10.1039/c3cc41225c. Epub 2013 Mar 8.

Physical gels made of liquid crystalline B4 phase.

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Department of Chemistry, University of Warsaw, ┼╗wirki i Wigury 101, 02-089 Warsaw, Poland.

Abstract

The achiral liquid crystalline materials showing two B4 (HN) phases have been found to exhibit strong gelation ability for various organic solvents with reversible sol-gel phase transition. The gel is formed by helical tubules, which build entangled 3D network, encapsulating the solvent. The equilibrium of left- and right-handed tubules is preserved in the gel, even if the chiral solvent is used.

PMID:
23471159
DOI:
10.1039/c3cc41225c

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