Ferrocene based organometallic gelators: a supramolecular synthon approach

TitleFerrocene based organometallic gelators: a supramolecular synthon approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsSahoo, P, Puranik, VG, Patra, AK, Sastry, PU, Dastidar, P
JournalSoft Matter
Date PublishedFEB

The supramolecular synthon namely primary ammonium dicarboxylate (PAD) synthon has been exploited to generate a new series of salt based low molecular weight gelators (LMWGs) derived from ferrocenedicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and primary amines Me-(CH2)(n)-NH2 (n = 3-15). While most of the salts are capable of forming gels with DMSO and DMF, nearly all of them show a tendency to form gels with at least one of the solvents studied. Structure property correlation based on single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction data in combination with optical-, scanning-, and transmission-electron microscopy reveals that the supramolecular synthon approach adopted herein for designing LMWGs is indeed useful and allows one to get an easy access to a new series of organometallic gelators.

Type of Journal (Indian or Foreign)Foreign
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