Cornwell DJ1, Daubney OJ1, Smith DK1.
J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Dec 16;137(49):15486-92. doi: 10.1021/jacs.5b09691. Epub 2015 Dec 8.We report a multicomponent self-assembling system based on 1,3:2,4-dibenzyldene-D-sorbitol (DBS) derivatives which form gels as the pH is lowered in a controlled way. The two DBS gelators are functionalized with carboxylic acids: the first in the 4-position of the aromatic rings (DBS-CO2H), the second having glycine connected through an amide bond and displaying a terminal carboxylic acid (DBS-Gly). Read More