RSC Seminar Series

31 January 2019 17:15-18:15, Sunderland, United Kingdom

Hydrogels: From small molecules to soft materials

Hydrogels are functional materials, used in applications from healthcare to home and personal care products.  Most commercial hydrogels are polymeric displaying polydispersity and irreversible gelation. Hydrogels can also form by self-assembly of low molecular weight molecules (hydrogelators) which can be readily modified (e.g. for alternative gelation triggers) and have reversible gelation. These features provide significant promise for tailored application. Our research involves the identification and development of novel hydrogelators, many of which are aromatic carbohydrate amphiphiles which are composed of biocompatible motifs.
University of Sunderland

SHAC 218, University of Sunderland, SHAC 218, Shackleton House, City Campus, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, SR13QR, United Kingdom

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