Schnur, JM and Ratna, BR and Selinger, JV and Singh, A and Jyothi, G and Easwaran, KRK (1994) Diacetylenic lipid tubules:experimental evidence for a chiral molecular architecture. In: Science, 264 (5161 ). pp. 945-947.Full text not available from this repository.
Molecular self-assembly is of key importance for the rational design of advanced materials. To investigate the causal relation between molecular structure and the consequent self-assembled microstructure, self-assembled tubules of diacetylenic lipids were studied. Circular-dichroism studies give experimental evidence that the formation of tubules is driven by chiral molecular packing, in agreement with recent theories of tubules. On the basis of these results, a molecular mechanism for the formation of tubules is proposed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit|
|Date Deposited:||02 Jun 2011 06:20|
|Last Modified:||02 Jun 2011 06:20|
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