Chiral crystal formation of octadecylcytosine monolayer by complementary base paring

M. Shimomura, F. Nakamura, K. Ijiro, H. Taketsuna, M. Tanaka, H. Nakamura, K. Hasebe

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    A stable monolayer assembly of octadecylcytosine, which can not be spread as a monolayer on pure water subphase, was formed when a small amount of guanosine was added to the water subphase. Spiral shaped two-dimensional crystal domains of the monolayer were observed by a fluorescence microscope. Fourier transform IR spectrum of the deposited monolayer prepared on the guanosine subphase strongly suggests complementary base pairing at the interface.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)691-693
    Number of pages3
    JournalThin Solid Films
    Publication statusPublished - 1996 Sep 15


    • Fluorescence microscopy
    • Hydrogen bond
    • Molecular recognition
    • Nucleoside

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry

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