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Molecules 2018, 23(1), 89; doi:10.3390/molecules23010089

Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Glycoconjugate Amphiphiles

ARNA Laboratory, Inserm U1212, CNRS UMR 5320, Université de Bordeaux, F-33000 Bordeaux, France
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Received: 30 November 2017 / Revised: 22 December 2017 / Accepted: 28 December 2017 / Published: 2 January 2018
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Glyconanoparticles essentially result from the (covalent or noncovalent) association of nanometer-scale objects with carbohydrates. Such glyconanoparticles can take many different forms and this mini review will focus only on soft materials (colloids, liposomes, gels etc.) with a special emphasis on glycolipid-derived nanomaterials and the chemistry involved for their synthesis. Also this contribution presents Low Molecular Weight Gels (LMWGs) stabilized by glycoconjugate amphiphiles. Such soft materials are likely to be of interest for different biomedical applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbohydrates; glycoconjugate; amphiphiles; colloids; liposomes; gels carbohydrates; glycoconjugate; amphiphiles; colloids; liposomes; gels
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Latxague, L.; Gaubert, A.; Barthélémy, P. Recent Advances in the Chemistry of Glycoconjugate Amphiphiles. Molecules 2018, 23, 89.

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