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Diacetylenic lipid tubules:experimental evidence for a chiral molecular architecture

Schnur, JM and Ratna, BR and Selinger, JV and Singh, A and Jyothi, G and Easwaran, KRK (1994) Diacetylenic lipid tubules:experimental evidence for a chiral molecular architecture. In: Science, 264 (5161 ). pp. 945-947.

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Molecular self-assembly is of key importance for the rational design of advanced materials. To investigate the causal relation between molecular structure and the consequent self-assembled microstructure, self-assembled tubules of diacetylenic lipids were studied. Circular-dichroism studies give experimental evidence that the formation of tubules is driven by chiral molecular packing, in agreement with recent theories of tubules. On the basis of these results, a molecular mechanism for the formation of tubules is proposed.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Depositing User: Ms V Mangala
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 06:20
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2011 06:20
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36402

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