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
Externally publishedYes


  • 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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