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Gelation properties of self-assembling N-acyl modified cytidine derivatives

Skilling, Kathryn J.; Ndungu, A.; Kellam, Barrie; Ashford, M.; Bradshaw, Tracey D.; Marlow, Maria

Authors

Kathryn J. Skilling

A. Ndungu

Barrie Kellam

M. Ashford

Tracey D. Bradshaw

Maria Marlow



Abstract

In this study we report the synthesis of new cytidine derived gelators possessing acyl chains of different lengths. These low molecular weight gelators were shown to form self-supporting gels at 0.5 % (w/v) in binary systems of aqueous miscible polar organic solvent and water. The representative gels were studied using rheology and their fibrillar structure confirmed by TEM imaging and FTIR. We further demonstrated the use of these gels as potential drug delivery platforms by monitoring release characteristics of both high and low molecular weight fluorescently labelled tracers.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Print ISSN 2050-750X
Electronic ISSN 2050-750X
Publisher Royal Society of Chemistry
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2
Issue 47
APA6 Citation Skilling, K. J., Ndungu, A., Kellam, B., Ashford, M., Bradshaw, T. D., & Marlow, M. (in press). Gelation properties of self-assembling N-acyl modified cytidine derivatives. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 2(47), doi:10.1039/C4TB01375A
DOI https://doi.org/10.1039/C4TB01375A
Publisher URL http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2014/TB/C4TB01375A#!divAbstract
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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