PH-responsive dendritic gelators

Ching Yi Chen, Yumiko Ito, Yu Cheng Chiu, Wen Chung Wu, Tomoya Higashihara, Mitsuru Ueda, Wen Chang Chen

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The pH responsibility of cationic charged dendrons, which were previously synthesized for DNA-sensing applications, was investigated. The first and second generation amide dendrons G1 and G2 formed hydrogels under basic conditions, but the hydrogel returned to the fluid state under acidic conditions; this process was completely reversible. In addition, the fluorescence of the diluted G1, G2, and G3 solutions also showed a high sensitivity to the pH value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)


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