Rheological Properties and Self-Assembled Structures of Newly Synthesized Amide Organogelators, Butane 1,2,3,4-Tetracarboxamides, in Isododecane

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The objectives of this study were to develop organogelators suitable for industrial use and to probe the viscosity-increasing mechanisms of such organic compounds. Butane 1,2,3,4-tetracar-boxamides, new organogelators that each has four chemical side chains, were synthesized. Two oleyl groups, each with another two side chains that varied from C4 to C18, were introduced to control the solubility and crystallinity of the compounds, and their solubility and rheological properties in isododecane were evaluated. The rheological properties of different amide compounds, N,N’,N’’,N’’’-1,2,4,5-tetra alkyl/alkenyl pyromellitamides with the same four chemical side chains, were also obtained to consider the skeleton’s effect on self-assembled structures due to hydrogen bonding among amide groups. The viscosity-increasing mechanism of the compounds was discussed through linkage of the molecular design, rheological evaluation, and morphological observations in this paper.

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Sakanishi, Y. , Arita, T. , Itoh, M. and Saeki, T. (2014) Rheological Properties and Self-Assembled Structures of Newly Synthesized Amide Organogelators, Butane 1,2,3,4-Tetracarboxamides, in Isododecane. Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, 4, 267-274. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2014.412029.

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