Molecular recognition and monolayer formation of azobenzene-containing nucleobase amphiphile assisted by cis→trans photoisomerization at the air-water interface

Mitsuhiko Morisue, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kuniharu Ijiro, Masatsugu Shimomura

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    Abstract

    An amphiphilic cytosine derivative containing an azobenzene chromophore was prepared in order to align azobenzene chromophores along single-strand DNA as a template. The trans-amphiphile was too coalescent to be spread as a monolayer at the air-water interface. On the other hand, the cis-amphiphile formed an expanded monolayer. After photoisomerization of the cis-monolayer with the visible light irradiation at the air-water interface, the regenerated trans-amphiphile can form a stable monolayer only on the guanosine subphase.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)457-460
    Number of pages4
    JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
    Volume337
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Azobenzene chromophore
    • Base-pairing
    • Molecular organization
    • Molecular recognition
    • Monolayer
    • Photoisomerization

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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