New cholesterol-based gelators with light- and metal-responsive functions

Kazutaka Murata, Masayoshi Aoki, Tadahiko Nishi, Atsushi Ikeda, Seiji Shinkai

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Cholesterol derivatives containing a benzocrown ether moiety or an azobenzene moiety coupled to C-3 of a steroidal moiety through an ester linkage are synthesized; some of them act as thermally reversible gelators of organic fluids and show novel light- and metal-responsive functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1715-1718
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine


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