Development of self-assembling alternating amphiphilic compounds

Takahiro Muraoka, Nabanita Sadhukhan, Rui Li, Kazushi Kinbara

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Synthesis and self-assembling properties of alternating amphiphilic compounds 1 and 2 were reported. 1 and 2 are consisting of a hydrophilic hexaol core, a tripentaerythritol unit, bearing two hydrophobic aromatic groups at the both ends. DLS measurements displayed that the amphiphiles form micrometer- to submicrometer-scale aggregates in MeOH, where the aromatic and/or hydrophobic interactions likely plays important roles in the self-assembly. This study demonstrated a utility of the tripentaerythritol unit to develop amphiphilic molecules with self-assembling functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Photopolymer Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Sep 25


  • Amphiphile
  • Polyol
  • Self-assembly
  • Tripentaerythritol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


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