Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology

, Volume 78, Issue 1, pp 218–227 | Cite as

Organogels from different self-assembling novel l-proline dihydrazide derivatives: gelation mechanism and morphology investigations

Original Paper: sol-gel, hybrids and solution chemistries


A new set of organogelator, l-proline dihydrazide derivatives (designated as Cbz-Pro-AkHz) were synthesized, purified and characterized based on different spectral techniques, such as NMR, FTIR and HPLC–MS analyses. The gelation properties were investigated in oils and various organic solvents. The gel–sol temperature (T GS) was decided by the function of gelator concentration, and the corresponding enthalpies (ΔH g) were extracted. FT-IR spectroscopy studies revealed that the main driving force for the formation of aggregated structure was the hydrogen bonding and van der Waals interaction. Thus, all the xerogels obtained were analyzed using SEM and powder XRD, which revealed different supramolecular network structures in different gels. Possible models have been inferred from XRD for the different molecular packing arrangements within the fibrillar gel networks of the organogels.

Graphical Abstract


Organogelator l-proline dihydrazide Sol–gel Molecular self-assembly 



This research work is funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 30772670 and 21477082).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials and MetallurgyNortheastern UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.The Key Laboratory of the Inorganic Molecule-Based Chemistry of Liaoning Province and Laboratory of Coordination ChemistryShenyang University of Chemical TechnologyShenyangChina

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