Self-assembly behaviors of dibenzylidene sorbitol hybrid organogels with inorganic silica.

Molecular interactions, rheological behaviors and microstructures of 1,3:2,4-dibenzylidene-d-sorbitol (DBS)/poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) organogel-inorganic silica hybrid materials are discussed in this study. DBS can dissolve in low-molecular-weight PEG to form organogels. The self-assembly behavior of these organogels was significantly influenced by the… (More)