# Studies of the mesomorphic behavior of bivalent carbohydrate amphiphiles

Jayaraman, Narayanaswamy and Singh, Madan Kumar and Rao, Shankar DS and Prasad, SK (2007) Studies of the mesomorphic behavior of bivalent carbohydrate amphiphiles. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17 (21). pp. 2228-2232.

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## Abstract

A homologous series of bivalent glycolipids constituted of 1,3-bis-O-($\beta$-D-glucopyranosyl)-2- O-alkyl glycerol, bearing two sugar head groups and one alkyl chain on a glycerol backbone, was synthesized. The mesomorphic behaviour was investigated with the aid of polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction methods. The homologous members exhibit a smectic A phase, consistently with a partial bilayer structure. From experimental d-spacing and computationally derived length of the molecules, it is suggested that a partial interdigitation of the molecules is present in the bilayer structure.

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry. Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry Anka Setty 21 Aug 2007 19 Sep 2010 04:39 http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11737