Thermoreversible Gelation of Isotropic and Liquid Crystalline Solutions of a “Sticky” Rodlike Polymer


Thermoreversible gelation of rodlike poly(γ-stearyl-R-L-glutamate) in n-dodecane has been studied by differential scanning calorimetry, polarized light microscopy, visual observations, and temperature ramped fluorescence photobleaching recovery. Solutions spanning a wide range of concentrations can produce gels. In solutions that are initially liquid… (More)


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