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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20(3), 781; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20030781

Supramolecular Gel as the Template for Catalysis, Inorganic Superstructure, and Pharmaceutical Crystallization

James Winkle College of Pharmacy, University of Cincinnati, 231 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0514, USA
Received: 15 January 2019 / Revised: 7 February 2019 / Accepted: 11 February 2019 / Published: 12 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Supramolecular Functional Materials)
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A supramolecular gel is a fascinating combination of flexibility and orderliness. While the supramolecular nature of crosslinking contributes towards the adaptivity and the reversibility of the system, orderliness at the molecular level amplifies the functional output and induces extraordinary selectivity into the system. Therefore, use of supramolecular gels as the soft template is an emerging area of research, which includes but not limited to catalysis of a chemical or a photochemical process, transcription of gel property to a substrate, or even controlling the nucleation of drug molecules. This review aims to highlight the template effect of supramolecular gels in the above-mentioned areas relevant to novel fundamental chemistry, technology, and healthcare. View Full-Text
Keywords: supramolecular gels; template; catalysis; selectivity; transcription; polymorph screening supramolecular gels; template; catalysis; selectivity; transcription; polymorph screening
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Dawn, A. Supramolecular Gel as the Template for Catalysis, Inorganic Superstructure, and Pharmaceutical Crystallization. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2019, 20, 781.

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