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Gels 2016, 2(4), 25; doi:10.3390/gels2040025

Carbamate-Based Bolaamphiphile as Low-Molecular-Weight Hydrogelators

ARNA laboratory, Univ. Bordeaux, ChemBioPharm, INSERM, U1212, CNRS UMR 5320, F-33000 Bordeaux, France
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Academic Editor: Clemens K. Weiss
Received: 22 August 2016 / Revised: 21 September 2016 / Accepted: 22 September 2016 / Published: 28 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Colloid Chemistry)
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A new bolaamphiphile analog featuring carbamate moieties was synthesized in six steps starting from thymidine. The amphiphile structure exhibits nucleoside-sugar polar heads attached to a hydrophobic spacer via carbamate (urethane) functions. This molecular structure, which possesses additional H-bonding capabilities, induces the stabilization of low-molecular-weight gels (LMWGs) in water. The rheological studies revealed that the new bolaamphiphile 7 stabilizes thixotropic hydrogels with a high elastic modulus (G′ > 50 kPa). View Full-Text
Keywords: nucleolipid; nucleoside; glycosyl; bolaamphiphiles; low-molecular-weight gels (LMWG); carbamate; hydrogels; supramolecular assemblies; thixotropy nucleolipid; nucleoside; glycosyl; bolaamphiphiles; low-molecular-weight gels (LMWG); carbamate; hydrogels; supramolecular assemblies; thixotropy

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Latxague, L.; Gaubert, A.; Maleville, D.; Baillet, J.; Ramin, M.A.; Barthélémy, P. Carbamate-Based Bolaamphiphile as Low-Molecular-Weight Hydrogelators. Gels 2016, 2, 25.

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