Financial support from the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (R11-2005-000-10343-0) and the HOMRC is gratefully acknowledged.
Polymerization of an Organogel Formed by a Hetero-bifunctional Gelator in a Monomeric Solvent: Preparation of Nanofibers Embedded in a Polymer Matrix†
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2007
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 19, Issue 19, pages 2780–2784, October, 2007
How to Cite
Kang, S. H., Jung, B. M. and Chang, J. Y. (2007), Polymerization of an Organogel Formed by a Hetero-bifunctional Gelator in a Monomeric Solvent: Preparation of Nanofibers Embedded in a Polymer Matrix. Adv. Mater., 19: 2780–2784. doi: 10.1002/adma.200700117
- Issue published online: 1 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2007
- Manuscript Revised: 28 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Received: 15 JAN 2007
- Korea Science and Engineering Foundation. Grant Number: R11-2005-000-10343-0
- Nanofibers, polymer;
- Polymer composites;
- Supramolecular assemblies
A hetero-bifunctional gelator composed of two different polymerizable groups, acryl and diacetylene, and used to gelate an acrylic monomer has been prepared. The photopolymerization of the organogel formed in hexyl methacrylate produces a free-standing film, in which fluorescent polydiacetylene nanofibers are embedded in a poly(hexyl methacrylate) matrix (see figure).