Molecules 2013, 18(6), 7071-7080; doi:10.3390/molecules18067071
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Vortex-Induced Alignment of a Water Soluble Supramolecular Nanofiber Composed of an Amphiphilic Dendrimer

Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kobe University, 1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501, Japan
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Received: 14 May 2013; in revised form: 7 June 2013 / Accepted: 8 June 2013 / Published: 17 June 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dendrimers in Medicine and Biotechnology)
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Abstract: We have synthesized a novel amphiphilic naphthalene imide bearing a cationic dendrimer wedge (NID). NID molecules in water self-assemble to form a two-dimensional ribbon, which further coils to give a linear supramolecular nanofiber. The sample solution showed linear dichroism (LD) upon stirring of the solution, where NID nanofibers dominantly align at the center of vortex by hydrodynamic interaction with the downward torsional flows.
Keywords: dendrimer; naphthalene imide; amphiphilic molecule; supramolecular nanofiber; vortex; linear dichroism

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Yamamoto, T.; Tsuda, A. Vortex-Induced Alignment of a Water Soluble Supramolecular Nanofiber Composed of an Amphiphilic Dendrimer. Molecules 2013, 18, 7071-7080.

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Yamamoto T, Tsuda A. Vortex-Induced Alignment of a Water Soluble Supramolecular Nanofiber Composed of an Amphiphilic Dendrimer. Molecules. 2013; 18(6):7071-7080.

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Yamamoto, Taiki; Tsuda, Akihiko. 2013. "Vortex-Induced Alignment of a Water Soluble Supramolecular Nanofiber Composed of an Amphiphilic Dendrimer." Molecules 18, no. 6: 7071-7080.

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