Benzohydrazide Derivatives: Gelation and Application in Oil Spill Recovery

  • Tianren Zhang
  • Chunxue Zhang
  • Xiangyang Che
  • Binglian Bai
  • Min LiEmail author
  • Haitao WangEmail author


The synthesis and gelation properties of a series of organogelators containing a benzohydrazide unit and two alkoxy chains(oBn) were reported herein. oBn(n=8, 10, 12) could form stable gels in commercial fuels(e.g., diesel), which were characterized by low critical gelation concentrations(CGCs) and good mechanical properties (G′>105 Pa). The gelation process was further studied by field-emission scanning electron microscopy(FE-SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy(FTIR) and X-ray diffraction(XRD), etc. It was demonstrated that in these organogels, molecules self-assembled into fibrils 3D-network, where hydrogen bonding, van der Waals force and π-π interaction were confirmed as the driving forces. As compounds oBn(n=8, 10, 12) show very good gelation properties in diesel, their applications in oil spill treatment have also been tested. It was found that oBn could achieve rapid (<30 s) and effective oil removal at room temperature, being good candidates for oil spill treatment in the future. Also, the removal efficiency could be as high as 95%.


Benzohydrazide derivative Organogel Self-assembly Oil spill recovery 


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Benzohydrazide Derivatives: Gelation and Application in Oil Spill Recovery


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Automobile Materials, Ministry of Education, College of Materials Science and EngineeringJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China
  2. 2.College of PhysicsJilin UniversityChangchunP. R. China

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