A new class of molecules for the preparation of self-assembling biomaterials were synthesized. These molecules consist of a cholesteryl-moiety attached via an oligo(ethylene oxide) or oligo(L-lactic acid) segment to a biologically relevant headgroup. The oligomers were characterized using SAXS, DSC and optical microscopy.
Keywords: Biomaterials ; Cells ; Differential scanning calorimetry ; Implants (surgical) ; Liquid crystals ; Membranes ; Molecular orientation ; Molecules ; Monomers ; Optical microscopy ; Ring opening polymerization ; Synthesis (chemical) ; Aminobenzoic acid ; Hydroxybenzoic acid ; Liquid crystalline biodegradable molecules ; Small angle x ray scattering ; Oligomers
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Export Date: 25 September 2007
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