Carbohydrate Chemistry: Chemical and Biological Approaches, Volume 45
Published:15 Dec 2021
Special Collection: 2021 ebook collection
A. D. Ludwig, F. Berrée, and L. Lemiègre, in Carbohydrate Chemistry: Chemical and Biological Approaches, Volume 45, ed. A. Pilar Rauter, T. K. Lindhorst, and Y. Queneau, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2021, vol. 45, pp. 379-415.
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Organogels are intriguing soft materials that can be obtained through the self-assembly of small molecules (organogelators). This self-assembly is the result of a precise balance of solvent/organogelator and organogelator/organogelator weak interactions. Sugar derivatives have played a key role in the design of organogelators as they provide several advantages in terms of availability and ease of functionalisation. Furthermore, they can bring some of the required weak interactions. This chapter gathers the major examples of small sugar-based organogelator structures and their ability to gel various types of organic solvents.