Molinier, V., Kouwer, P.J.J., Fitremann, J., Bouchu, A., Mackenzie, G., Queneau, Y. and Goodby, J.W. (2006) Self-organizing properties of monosubstituted sucrose fatty acid esters: the effects of chain length and unsaturation. Chemistry - A European Journal, 12 (13). pp. 3547-3557. ISSN 0947-6539
Three families of mono-substituted sucrose fatty acid esters were prepared by enzymatic and classical synthetic procedures, and their self-assembly and self-organizational properties were investigated by thermal polarised light microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction. The properties were evaluated as a function of the fatty acid chain length. For the lower homologues of the series columnar liquid-crystalline stacking structures were found, whereas for the higher homologues, lamellar phases predominated. A model for the columnar stacking arrangement, consisting of a unique arrangement of the molecules which could lead to the creation of multiple internal ion channels between the hydrophobic interior and the hydrophilic exterior of the columns, is suggested.
|Institution:||The University of York|
|Academic Units:||The University of York > Chemistry (York)|
|Depositing User:||York RAE Import|
|Date Deposited:||04 Sep 2009 09:46|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2009 09:46|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons, Ltd|