Metal 'turn-off', anion 'turn-on' gelation cascade in pyridinylmethyl ureas

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Pyridinylmethyl ureas form strong gels in aromatic solvents. The gels are weakened or destroyed by addition of transition metal ions but gelation is recovered by adding bromide anions giving rise to a gel–sol–gel chemically triggered cascade.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2024
Number of pages2027
JournalChem. Commun.
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2017