A low molecular weight hydro and organogelator derived from an isohexide and sol-gel transcription of the alcogel

Steven Craythorne, C.L. Pollock, Charmaine Blake, Mark Nieuwenhuyzen, Andrew Marr, Patricia Marr

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Abstract

Heating 2,5-di-O-methanesulfonyl-1,4:3,6-dianhydro-D-sorbitol (1) in a range of solvents led to the formation of a gel state at low concentrations. 1 was found to gel aromatics, alcohols and water. The structure of 1 in the solid state was solved by single crystal X-ray crystallography; no strong hydrogen bonds or associated solvents were found in the crystal. Electron micrographs revealed the morphology of the gels to be predominantly rod-like. The ethanol alcogel was used to template silica by sol-gel transcription.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)479-483
Number of pages5
JournalNew journal of chemistry
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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