Jayaraman, Narayanaswamy and Singh, Madan Kumar and Rao, Shankar DS and Prasad, SK (2007) Studies of the mesomorphic behavior of bivalent carbohydrate amphiphiles. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17 (21). pp. 2228-2232.
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A homologous series of bivalent glycolipids constituted of 1,3-bis-O-($\beta$-D-glucopyranosyl)-2- O-alkyl glycerol, bearing two sugar head groups and one alkyl chain on a glycerol backbone, was synthesized. The mesomorphic behaviour was investigated with the aid of polarizing optical microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry and X-ray diffraction methods. The homologous members exhibit a smectic A phase, consistently with a partial bilayer structure. From experimental d-spacing and computationally derived length of the molecules, it is suggested that a partial interdigitation of the molecules is present in the bilayer structure.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry|
|Date Deposited:||21 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:39|
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