Multifunctional properties of bio-supramolecular gel with their structural transformation and its applications

Vadivel Sasikala, Rajaboopathi Mani, Shanmugam Vignesh, Jeyaperumal Kalyana Sundar

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Abstract

Recently, functional coordination polymeric gels have critical consideration due to the touchy to outer substances, tunable morphology and multi-functionalities. Here we report permeable bio-supramolecular gel for multi-functional applications. The morphology of gel was 1D microfibers at pH = 5. It was changed to metal edifices of 2D smaller scale sheets (pH 7), trametes trogii 3D surfaces (pH 8) and blender of various morphologies (pH 9). The gel was related to a tetragonal framework which was affirmed by X-ray powder diffraction. The auxiliary arrangement and ligand to metal vitality change of the gel were broke down in both trial and hypothetical examination. BET analysis, showing bio-supramolecular gel has mesoporous in nature and surface area 407 m2 g−1. The supramolecular gel displays distinctive fluorescence extinguishing endless supply of Cu2+, specific chemosensing with an extremely incredible point of confinement of discovery (0.0547 × 10-7) in fluid medium and detecting component of the gel framework was dissected. The supramolecular gel is relied upon to be an alluring framework for antimicrobial. The high estimations of gas sorption, detecting properties of Cu2+ ions and bacterial execute behaviour demonstrates that permeable supramolecular gel could be utilized for multi-functional applications.
Original languageEnglish
JournalColloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Volume583
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Supramolecular gel
  • Microfibers
  • Metal-organic frameworks
  • Antibiotics
  • Cucation sensing
  • High surface area

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