The CA.M lattice revisited. Gel formation from a linear bis-isocyanuric acid and 2-amino-4,6-bis-(4-tert-butylphenylamino)-1,3,5-triazine

M.J. Plater, J.P. Sinclair, S. Aiken, T. Gelbrich, M.B. Hursthouse

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Five bis(isocyanuric) acid dimers have been prepared and characterised. The introduction of flexible alkyl chains was necessary to aid solubility. On mixing with N,N-bis(4-tert-butyphenyl)melamine in THF followed by slow evaporation, a viscous gel can form which is interpreted as evidence for the assembly of an infinite 2-D hydrogen bonded network. (C) 2004 Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6385-6394
Number of pages10
Issue number30
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2004


  • 2-amino-4,6-bis-(4-tert-butylphenylamino)-1,3,5-triazine
  • cyanuric acid
  • hydrogen bonding
  • rosette motif
  • melamine
  • assemblies
  • polymers

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