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Issue 13, 2016
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Lipase catalyzed synthesis of fluorescent glycolipids: gelation studies and graphene incorporated self-assembled sheet formation for semiconductor applications

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Abstract

A series of fluorescent glycolipids were synthesized via direct condensation of vinylesters with functionalized sugar alcohol using Novozyme 435, an immobilized lipase B from Candida antarctica. These glycolipids were found to self-assemble into a gel in vegetable oils and highly hydrophobic solvents. A graphene incorporated hybrid gel was also successfully obtained in linseed oil. The morphology of the gel was investigated by optical microscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Auto-oxidation of linseed oil present as a solvent in both self-assembled and graphene incorporated supramolecular gels resulted in the formation of flexible polymer films, which could be potentially used for the construction of future green semiconducting devices.

Graphical abstract: Lipase catalyzed synthesis of fluorescent glycolipids: gelation studies and graphene incorporated self-assembled sheet formation for semiconductor applications

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Submitted
04 Feb 2016
Accepted
09 Feb 2016
First published
09 Feb 2016

Green Chem., 2016,18, 3722-3731
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Lipase catalyzed synthesis of fluorescent glycolipids: gelation studies and graphene incorporated self-assembled sheet formation for semiconductor applications

K. Muthusamy, V. Sridharan, C. U. Maheswari and S. Nagarajan, Green Chem., 2016, 18, 3722
DOI: 10.1039/C6GC00347H

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