lunedì 24 luglio 2017

# s-chem: self-assembled also into cuboids

<< Phospholipid liposomes are archetypical self-assembled structures. To minimize the surface tension, the vesicles typically are spherical >>

<< A 1,2-diamidophospholipid is presented that self-assembles into a cuboid structure. Owing to intermolecular hydrogen bonding, the bilayer membranes form an exceptionally tight subgel packing, leading to a maximization of flat structural elements and a minimization of any edges. These conditions are optimized in the geometrical structure of a cube >>

Frederik  Neuhaus, Dennis  Mueller, et al. Vesicle  Origami:  Cuboid  Phospholipid  Vesicles  Formed  by Template-Free  Self-Assembly. Angewandte  Chemie  International  Edition.  Vol. 56,  Issue 23, June  1,  2017. Pages  6515–6518. doi: 10.1002/anie.201701634

Phosphorus-containing lipid  molecule self-assembles into a cuboid structure. June  5,  2017

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