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First self-assembly study of betulinic acid, a renewable nano-sized, 6-6-6-6-5 pentacyclic monohydroxy triterpenic acid

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Abstract

Self-assembly of betulinic acid, a renewable nano-sized 6-6-6-6-5 pentacyclic triterpenic acid studied in twenty two organic liquids and alcoholwater mixtures showed that it self-assembled in all the liquids studied affording strong gels in nineteen organic liquids and also in alcoholwater mixtures. Optical and electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy studies revealed fibrillar networks having fibers of nano- to micro-metre cross sections and micrometre lengths.

Graphical abstract: First self-assembly study of betulinic acid, a renewable nano-sized, 6-6-6-6-5 pentacyclic monohydroxy triterpenic acid

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The article was received on 20 Jul 2011, accepted on 05 Sep 2011 and first published on 23 Sep 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10886G
Citation: Nanoscale, 2011,3, 4564-4566
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    First self-assembly study of betulinic acid, a renewable nano-sized, 6-6-6-6-5 pentacyclic monohydroxy triterpenic acid

    B. G. Bag and S. S. Dash, Nanoscale, 2011, 3, 4564
    DOI: 10.1039/C1NR10886G

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