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Gels 2016, 2(2), 13; doi:10.3390/gels2020013

Low-Molecular-Weight Gelators as Base Materials for Ointments

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Advanced Materials Research Laboratory, Collaborative Research Division, Art, Science and Technology Center for Cooperative Research, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasuga-koen, Kasuga-city, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan
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Comprehensive Research Organization, Fukuoka Institute of Technology, 3-30-1, Wajiro-Higashi, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka 811-0295, Japan
Academic Editor: Xian Jun Loh
Received: 29 February 2016 / Accepted: 24 March 2016 / Published: 1 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Organogels for Biomedical Applications)
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Abstract

Ointments have been widely used as an efficient means of transdermal drug application for centuries. In order to create ointments suitable for various new medicinal drugs, the creation of ointment base materials, such as gels, has attracted much research attention in this decade. On the other hand, the chemical tuning of low-molecular-weight gelators (LMWGs) has been increasingly studied for two decades because LMWGs can be tailored for different purposes by molecular design and modification. In this review, several series of studies related to the creation of ointment base materials with enhanced properties using existing and newly-created LMWGs are summarized. View Full-Text
Keywords: low-molecular-weight gelators; molecular gels; ointment; alkylhydrazide; alkylamide low-molecular-weight gelators; molecular gels; ointment; alkylhydrazide; alkylamide
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