Aligning self-assembled gelators by drying under shear

Draper, Emily R, Mykhaylyk, Oleksandr O and Adams, Dave J
(2016) Aligning self-assembled gelators by drying under shear. CHEMICAL COMMUNICATIONS, 52 (42). pp. 6934-6937.

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We show how drying under shear can be used to prepare aligned fibres and worm-like micelles from low molecular weight gelators. Shearing followed by drying leads to the dealignment before the water can be removed; continuous shear whilst drying is required to maintain the alignment. Combining a slow pH change with continuous shear allows alignment of the gelling fibres, which can then be dried.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2019 16:44
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 01:06
DOI: 10.1039/c6cc02824a
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