Gel Chemistry pp 119-151 | Cite as

Dynamic Covalent Gels

  • Jianyong ZhangEmail author
  • Ya Hu
  • Yongguang Li
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 96)


Various dynamic covalent bonds have been studied in the area of supramolecular gels, such as imine/acylhydrazone formation, boronic ester formation, disulphide formation and anthracene dimerization. Two catalogues of dynamic covalent gels are discussed in this chapter, namely gelation by discrete molecules and gelation by dynamic covalent polymers. Discrete gelators include imine/acylhydrazone gels, borate gels, anthracene-based gels and gels based on dynamic covalent cycles and cages. In the section of dynamic covalent polymer gels, imine gels and calix[4]arene-derived acylhydrazone gels are discussed in detail.


Dynamic covalent chemistry Supramolecular gels Imine Acylhydrazone Cage compounds 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of Materials Science and EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringSun Yat-sen UniversityGuangzhouChina

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