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Self-organizing properties of natural and related synthetic glycolipids

Dumoulin, F., Lafont, D., Boullanger, P., Mackenzie, G., Mehl, G.H. and Goodby, J.W. (2002) Self-organizing properties of natural and related synthetic glycolipids. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 124 (46). pp. 13737-13748. ISSN 0002 7863

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In this article we report on the syntheses, self-organizing properties, and structures of a variety of cerebrosides and related synthetic glycolipids. The thermotropic and lyotropic liquid crystalline properties of the materials were evaluated in detail. All of the families of materials studied exhibited columnar mesophases. In the dry state the aliphatic chains were found to be located on the exterior of the columns, whereas in the wet state the reverse was the case with the polar headgroups on the exterior. Thus, the aliphatic chains act almost like hydrocarbon solvents in the dry state.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Chemistry (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2009 15:28
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2009 15:28
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja020396+
Status: Published
Publisher: ACS American Chemical Society
Identification Number: 10.1021/ja020396+
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6897

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