Novel odd/even effect of alkylene chain length on the photopolymerizability of organogelators.

@article{Aoki2004NovelOE,
  title={Novel odd/even effect of alkylene chain length on the photopolymerizability of organogelators.},
  author={Ken'ichi Aoki and Masabumi Kudo and Nobuyuki Tamaoki},
  journal={Organic letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={6 22},
  pages={4009-12}
}
[reaction: see text] Starting from diactylene diacarboxylic acids, we have synthesized a series of photopolymerizable organogelators that possess simple amide structures, different alkylene chain lengths, and either optically active or racemic 3,7-dimethyl-1-octylamine units. The alkylene chain length of these compounds exhibits a prominent odd/even effect with respect to the photopolymerization in the gel state and is accompanied by a stereostructural effect on the gelation ability.