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Noncovalent Syntheses of Supramolecular Organo Gelators

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posted on 01.03.2006, 00:00 by Darshak R. Trivedi, Amar Ballabh, Parthasarathi Dastidar
Four new organo gelators, namely, dicyclohexylammonium hydrogen cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylate (1), dicyclohexylammonium cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylate (2), dibenzylammonium hydrogen cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylate (3), and dibenzylammonium cyclobutane-1,1-dicarboxylate (4), have been noncovalently synthesized. Single-crystal structures of all the gelators were determined to make an attempt to correlate their structure with their properties (gelation). The results support the conclusion that a one-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network in the crystal structure appears to be one of the prerequisites for gelation behavior.