The development of smart supramolecular gelators whose self-assembly propensity can be controlled by
physical processes such as sonication is highly interesting. Upon sonication, the designer gelators form in situ gel
in organic solvents or water with diverse folding and assembly. These sonication responsive supramolecular gels
have various applications such as switches, extra cellular matrix for tissue engineering, advance materials, drug delivery
vehicles and controlled release systems. This contribution will review the latest advancements in the synthesis
of gelators that are responsive to ultrasound.
Keywords: Gelators, self-assembly, sonication, supramolecular, synthesis.
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