Nanoengineering of a biocompatible organogel by thermal processing

Li, Jing-Liang, Wang, Rong-Yao, Liu, Xiang-Yang and Pan, Hai-Hua 2009, Nanoengineering of a biocompatible organogel by thermal processing, The journal of physical chemistry b, vol. 113, no. 15, pp. 5011-5015, doi: 10.1021/jp811215t.

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Title Nanoengineering of a biocompatible organogel by thermal processing
Author(s) Li, Jing-LiangORCID iD for Li, Jing-Liang
Wang, Rong-Yao
Liu, Xiang-Yang
Pan, Hai-Hua
Journal name The journal of physical chemistry b
Volume number 113
Issue number 15
Start page 5011
End page 5015
Total pages 5
Publisher American Chemical Society
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2009-03-23
ISSN 1520-6106
Summary The formation of most organogels requires the compatibility of both the gelator and solvent. It is very desirable if the rheological properties of a gel can be manipulated to achieve the desired performance. In this paper, a novel organogel was developed and its rheological properties and fiber network were engineered by controlling the thermal processing conditions. The gel was formed by the gelation of 12-hydroxystearic acid as a gelator in benzyl benzoate. It was observed that the degree of supercooling for gel formation has a significant effect on the rheological properties and fiber network structure. By increasing supercooling, the elasticity of the gel was enhanced, and the correlation length of the fibers was shortened, leading to the formation of denser fiber networks. The good biocompatibility of both the gelator and solvent makes this gel a promising vehicle for a variety of bioapplications such as controlled transdermal drug release and in vivo tissue repair.
Language eng
DOI 10.1021/jp811215t
Field of Research 091205 Functional Materials
030603 Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, American Chemical Society
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