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Hydrophobicity of surface-immobilised molecules influences architectures formed via interfacial self-assembly of nucleoside-based gelators

DOI: 10.1039/C8SM01868E DOI Help

Authors: Maria Galini Faidra Angelerou (University of Nottingham) , Bin Yang (University of Nottingham,) , Thomas Arnold (Diamond Light Source; European Spallation Source ERIC; STFC; University of Bath) , Jonathan Rawle (Diamond Light Source) , Maria Marlow (University of Nottingham) , Mischa Zelzer (University of Nottingham)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Journal Paper
Journal: Soft Matter , VOL 34

State: Published (Approved)
Published: December 2018
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 16246

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Abstract: Surface-mediated self-assembly has potential in biomaterial development but underlying rules governing surface–gelator interactions are poorly understood. Here, we correlate surface properties with structural characterization data of nucleoside-based gels obtained by GISAXS and GIWAXS and find that hydrophobicity descriptors (log[thin space (1/6-em)]P, polar surface area, aromaticity) are key predictors for the gel structures formed.

Subject Areas: Chemistry, Materials

Instruments: I07-Surface & interface diffraction

Added On: 10/12/2018 11:36


Discipline Tags:

Surfaces Biomaterials Molecular Physics Physics Soft condensed matter physics Chemistry Materials Science

Technical Tags:

Scattering Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) Grazing Incidence Small Angle Scattering (GISAXS) Grazing Incidence Wide Angle Scattering (GIWAXS)