Versatile supramolecular gelling agents: Unusual stabilization of physical gels by lithium ions

Jung A. Kim, Young Hwan Jeong, Woo Dong Jang

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Stuck Li-ke glue: Oligo(ethylene oxide)-bridged bis(cyclodipeptides) exhibited remarkable enhancement of gelation ability by the addition of Li + (see figure). By coordination of metal ions to the oligo(ethylene oxide) chain, terminal cyclodipeptides may move closer and more easily form the hydrogen-bonded-sheet structure of cyclodipeptides.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13955-13959
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number47
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 17


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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