A multi‐component reaction towards the development of highly modular hydrogelators
Journal article, 2018

Herein we report a multi-component reaction approach for the development of a new class of hydrogelators based on the OxoTriphenylHexanOate (OTHO) backbone. A focused library of OTHOs has been synthesized and their hydrogelation features evaluated. The two most potent hydrogelators were studied by rheology revealing different stiffness, appearances and thixotropic behaviours of the gels. The new gelators showcase the versatility of the OTHO backbone as a platform for the design of functionalized hydrogels with tunable gel properties.


pyridine N-oxide

multicomponent reaction


pi interactions


Claire Sauvée

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Anna Ström

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry

Matti Haukka

University of Jyväskylä

Henrik Sundén

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry - A European Journal

0947-6539 (ISSN) 1521-3765 (eISSN)

Vol. 24 32 8071-8075

Subject Categories

Polymer Chemistry

Inorganic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Areas of Advance

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)


Chalmers Infrastructure for Mass spectrometry

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory


Basic sciences

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship



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