Anisotropic enhanced water diffusion in scleroglucan gel tablets

Chiara Di Meo, Tommasina Coviello, Pietro Matricardi, Franco Alhaique, Donatella Capitani, Raffaele Lamanna

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In this paper the diffusion behaviour of water in scleroglucan gels is investigated by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). In particular, enhanced diffusion is observed in scleroglucan/borax gels. This behaviour becomes anisotropic upon scleroglucan/borax compression, with a preservation of the anomalous diffusion along the compression direction and the disappearance of the phenomenon along the perpendicular direction. Enhanced diffusion is interpreted in the framework of a solvent mediated diffusion model. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2011.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6068 - 6075
Number of pages8
JournalSoft Matter
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Di Meo, C., Coviello, T., Matricardi, P., Alhaique, F., Capitani, D., & Lamanna, R. (2011). Anisotropic enhanced water diffusion in scleroglucan gel tablets. Soft Matter, 7(13), 6068 - 6075.