SELF-ASSEMBLED LIPID NANOTUBES, NANOSHEETS AND NANOPIPESAbstract
Three N,N’-diacyl-2,6-diaminopyridines were synthesized with a saturated undecanoic acid or an unsaturated undecenoic acid in order to study the effect of the alkyl-chain on the nano architectures. The imaging studies showed that the compound possessing two unsaturated alkyl chains exhibited a tubular structure. On the other hand compound possessing two saturated alkyl chain showed poorly formed nanotubes and the compound with one saturated and one unsaturated alkyl chain formed nanosheets. These results indicate that the morphology is strongly dependent on the alkyl chains.
J.S. Yadav* and Manoj K. Gupta
Natural Product Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad- 500 607, Andhra Pradesh, India
14 August, 2012
11 September, 2012
24 November, 2012
01 December, 2012