A Self-Assembling Flavin for Visible Photooxidation

Michele Cariello, Bart Dietrich, Lisa Thomson, Valentina Gauci, Alistair Boyer, Stephen Sproules, Graeme Cooke, Annela Seddon, Dave J. Adams*

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A new flavin-based gelator is reported which forms micellar structures at high pH and gels at low pH. This flavin can be used for the photooxidation of thiols under visible light, with the catalytic efficiency being linked to the self-assembled structures present.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202201725
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number49
Early online date22 Jul 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jul 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
BD and DA thank the EPSRC for funding (EP/L021978/2). GC thanks the EPSRC for funding (EP/E036244/1). AB thanks the Royal Society and TATA for a University Research Fellowship. This work benefitted from the SasView software, originally developed by the DANSE project under NSF award DMR‐0520547. The Ganesha X‐ray scattering apparatus was purchased under EPSRC Grant ‘Atoms to Applications’ (EP/K035746/1).

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© 2022 The Authors. Chemistry - A European Journal published by Wiley-VCH GmbH.


  • catalysis
  • flavin
  • gel
  • oxidation
  • supramolecular


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