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A supramolecular glass made from a low molecular weight amino acid derivative

Baker, B. C., O'Donnell, A. D., Sonkar, P., Hyder, M., German, I. M. and Hayes, W. (2022) A supramolecular glass made from a low molecular weight amino acid derivative. European Polymer Journal, 162. 110889. ISSN 0014-3057

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2021.110889


A low molecular weight tyrosine derivative with self-assembling capabilities has been found to form a robust optically transparent supramolecular glass after casting at 70 °C. The glass films are remarkably stable, remaining transparent over 12+ months as well as in contact with water and can be reprocessed via solvation in a wide range of organic solvents. The solubility, long-term stability and thermo-responsive properties of the bio-derived glass makes it an ideal candidate for use as a window where its reprocessability at easily accessible temperatures are attractive.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF)
Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:101339

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