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Aggregation and mesomorphic properties of 'double-headed' carbohydrate amphiphiles

Jana, Chandan and Murthy, B Narasimha and Jayaraman, Narayanaswamy and Yelamaggad, Channabasaveshwar V (2005) Aggregation and mesomorphic properties of 'double-headed' carbohydrate amphiphiles. In: 11th National Conference on Liquid Crystals, NOV 01-03, 2004, Ewing Christian Coll, Allahabad.

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Sugar-based amphiphiles, consisting of two sugar head groups and an alkylene chain within the molecules, are synthesized and their aggregation and mesomorphic properties are evaluated. The hydrophilic sugar head groups, constituted with beta-D-glucopyranoside units, and the lyophilic alkylene units, are coupled to a glycerol backbone to afford the 'double-headed' sugar amphiphiles. Aggregation studies in aqueous solutions provided their critical micellar concentrations and the aggregation numbers. Mesophase characterizations by polarizing optical microscopy and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) revealed the phase-transition behaviour of these new 'double-headed' glycolipids.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Taylor and Francis Group
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Taylor and Francis Group.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 06:42
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2010 06:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27319

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