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Self-organizing behaviour of glycosteroidal bolaphiles: insights into lipidic microsegregation

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Abstract

In this article we describe work on the synthesis of bolaphile biomimics composed of glucose head groups and steroidal units linked together by a methylene chain of varying length. The condensed phases formed by self-organization of the products as a function of temperature were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry and thermal polarized light microscopy. The results of these studies show that the thermal stabilities of the lamellar mesophases formed vary linearly as a function of increasing aliphatic composition, which reflects a linear hydrophobic–hydrophilic balance with respect to transition temperatures.

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The article was received on 15 Oct 2014, accepted on 03 Nov 2014 and first published on 03 Nov 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02191F
Citation: Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015,13, 783-792
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    Self-organizing behaviour of glycosteroidal bolaphiles: insights into lipidic microsegregation

    R. Xu, F. Ali-Rachedi, N. M. Xavier, S. Chambert, F. Ferkous, Y. Queneau, S. J. Cowling, E. J. Davis and J. W. Goodby, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2015, 13, 783
    DOI: 10.1039/C4OB02191F

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