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Amino Acids

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 311–316 | Cite as

Synthesis and structure of a vesicular assembly of dialkylammonium-type amphiphile carrying L-3-(3-N-ethylcarbazolyl)alanine

  • K. Taku
  • H. Sasaki
  • S. Kimura
  • Y. Imanishi
Article

Summary

A novel unnatural amino acid, L-3-(3-N-ethylcarbazolyl)alanine, was synthesized and used for synthesis of a chiral dialkylammonium-type amphiphile. The synthetic amphiphile formed a vesicular assembly in aqueous dispersion showing gel-liquid crystalline phase transition around 25 °C. The bilayer membrane composed of the amphiphile was nearly free from excimer as evidenced by fluorescence spectroscopy.

Keywords

Amino acids Unnatural amino acid Ethylcarbazolylalaline Vesicular assembly Photoenergy-harvesting system 

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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Taku
    • 1
  • H. Sasaki
    • 1
  • S. Kimura
    • 1
  • Y. Imanishi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Polymer ChemistryKyoto University, Yoshida Honmachi, Sakyo-kuKyotoJapan

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