Supramolecular aqueous gels based on terpyridine-modified pluronics

Bhavesh Bharatiya, Charles André Fustin*, Jean François Gohy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Aqueous solutions of terpyridine end-functionalized Pluronics are investigated with or without the addition of Ni 2+ and Zn 2+ ions. Thermorheological measurements on these solutions show in some cases temperature-dependent sol-gel transitions. Without added metal ions, the thermorheological behavior is controlled by the composition of the Pluronics and the presence of clustered terpyridines. With added metal ions, the thermorheological behavior is essentially controlled by the terpyridine metal ion complexes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2253-2260
Number of pages8
JournalMacromolecular Chemistry and Physics
Volume213
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • gels
  • metal-ligands complexes
  • micelles
  • Pluronic
  • terpyridine

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