A linear-hyperbranched supramolecular amphiphile and its self-assembly into vesicles with great ductility.
ABSTRACT A linear-hyperbranched supramolecular amphiphile was synthesized through the noncovalent coupling of adamantane-functionalized long alkyl chain (AD-C(n), n = 12, 18, 30) and hyperbranched polyglycerol grafted from β-cyclodextrin (CD-g-HPG) by the specific AD/CD host-guest interactions. The obtained supramolecular C(n)-b-HPGs self-assembled into unilamellar vesicles with great ductility that could be disassembled readily under a competitive host of β-CD.
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ABSTRACT: Inclusion complex formation of isoprenaline (ISOP) and methyldopa (MDOP) with α-CD and β-CD were investigated. Solid inclusion complex nanomaterials were characterized by SEM, TEM, FTIR, DSC, (1)H NMR and XRD methods. Spectral results showed that single emission (monomer) noticed in aqueous solution where as dual emission (excimer) in CD. Both drugs formed 1:2 (CD-drug2) inclusion complexes with CDs. Time-resolved fluorescence studies show that single exponential decay observed in water whereas biexponential decay observed in CD. Nano-sized particles were found in ISOP/CD while vesicles were obtained in MDOP/CD complexes. DSC results revealed that the thermal stability of drugs was improved when it was included in the CD nanocavity. Based on PM3 calculations, the inclusion structure of ISOP/CD and MDOP/CD complexes were proposed. Thermodynamic parameters and binding affinity of complexation of CD were determined by PM3 method.Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 11/2013; 122C:411-421. · 1.98 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: A novel cinnamic acid-based dipeptide is designed and prepared from cinnamic acid and glycylglycine. In aqueous solution, the molecules can self-assemble into vesicular structures, which were characterized in detail by transmission electron microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and dynamic light scattering. Aromatic stacking and intermolecular hydrogen bonding interactions are regarded as the driving force in the formation of the stable supramolecular structure. Subsequently, the stimuli-responsive property of the vesicles to UV irradiation was also studied. The vesicles were also found to be able to efficiently carry hydrophobic drugs. We believe that this study may provide more references in the fields of body-friendly smart materials with the hope of in vivo applications.Colloid and Polymer Science 11/2013; · 2.16 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Zwitterionic hyperbranched polyester (HBPE) synthesized on bare metal stents (BMS) surface by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) method. The modified BMS obtained was tested for its blood compatibility. The blood compatibility studies were including, platelet adhesion tests, hemolysis assay, morphological changes in RBCs, coagulation tests, PRT assay, complement activation, platelet activation, and the cytotoxicity was also investigated. The modified BMS surface does not cause platelets adherent, red blood cell disruption, hemolysis and does not induce complement and platelets activation. All results indicated that the modified BMS was blood compatible and no cytotoxicity. It has the potential use for biomedical applications.Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 01/2014; 420:88–96. · 3.17 Impact Factor