Single-component, low molecular weight organic supergelators based on chiral barbiturate scaffolds

We report here the first chiral barbiturate to act as a single-component LMOG capable of gelating a variety of chlorinated and aromatic solvents. Solution-based DOSY NMR experiments, solid-state VP-SEM, and X-ray crystallography techniques were used to characterize chloroform-based gels at a variety of size domains. This scaffold provides a simple system to study the dynamics of gelation and self-assembly.