DS0303 -

Using Hansen solubility parameters to rationalize organogel formation – HSPgel

Submission summary

Organogels are gels that are obtained when a limited amount of a low molecular weight gelator (LMWG) is dispersed in a liquid where it self-assembles into elongated fibrillar structures, that form an entangled network. A key limitation for this technology is that finding a specific LMWG for a particular application is currently based on trial and error: there are no rules to predict which, among many hundreds of potential LMWGs, might form a gel in a predetermined liquid or liquid mixture typical of industrial formulations. The objective of the HSPgel project is to rationalize how the gelation sphere of a LMWG is affected by structural variations of this LMWG. It will enable us to propose general rules on how to adapt the structure of a known LMWG to reach gelation of a liquid of interest. The results from the HSPgel project will be highly relevant for the design of new applications in the fields of lubricants, petrochemical fluids, personal care, printing or coatings.

Project coordination

Laurent BOUTEILLER (Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LPS-UPS Laboratoire de Physique des Solides – Université Paris-Sud
UMons Service de Chimie des Matériaux Nouveaux – Université de Mons
IPCM Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire

Help of the ANR 309,400 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: September 2016 - 48 Months

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