Model-dependent small-angle scattering for the study of complex organic materials.

Andrew Mccluskey, Karen Edler

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Background: Small-angle scattering (SAS) is a powerful technique capable of determining the sample averaged structure of systems within size ranges of 1 nm to ~500 nm. This is particularly useful when applied to the study of self-assembled organic systems. Objective: This review article introduces the method of model-dependent analysis of small angle scattering. Method: The underlying mathematical constructs on which model-dependent analysis is based are introduced, these are developed further in practical terms through examples from recent literature. Results: Basic analysis methods are shown, in addition to more complex models for shapes and inter-particle interactions. These are demonstrated with examples from three areas of organic chemistry; small molecule surfactants, polymers, and peptides. Conclusion: The importance and applicability of small-angle scattering model-dependent analysis of complex organic molecules is shown through both the fundamental mathematics and literature examples.
LanguageEnglish
Pages750-757
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Volume22
Issue number8
Early online date13 Jun 2017
DOIs
StatusPublished - 2018

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