Chirality-dependent gel formation from sugars and boronic-acid-appended chiral amphiphiles

Taro Kimura, Seiji Shinkai

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Aqueous solutions containing a boronic-acid-appended amphiphile with a L-glutamate segment were gelatinized in the presence of certain saccharides. Examination of the gelation temperature, DSC, and the absorption spectra of a cyanine dye revealed that this is a novel system having two phase-transitions, viz., the sol-gel phase transition and the gel-liquid crystal phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1036
Number of pages2
JournalChemistry Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry(all)


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