Bob-Dan Lechner

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A novel class of rigid-rod bolapolyphilic molecules with three philicities (rigid aromatic core, mobile aliphatic side chains, polar end groups) has recently been demonstrated to incorporate into and span lipid membranes, and to exhibit a rich variety of self-organization modes, including macroscopically ordered snowflake structures with 6-fold symmetry. In(More)
A novel class of bolapolyphile (BP) molecules are shown to integrate into phospholipid bilayers and self-assemble into unique sixfold symmetric domains of snowflake-like dendritic shapes. The BPs comprise three philicities: a lipophilic, rigid, π-π stacking core; two flexible lipophilic side chains; and two hydrophilic, hydrogen-bonding head groups.(More)
The T-shaped amphiphilic molecule A6/6 forms a columnar hexagonal liquid-crystalline phase between the crystalline and the isotropic liquid when studied in bulk (Chen et al., 2005). Because of the hydrophilic and flexible oligo(oxyethylene) side chain terminated by a 1-acylamino-1-deoxy-d-sorbitol moiety attached to a rigid terphenyl core with terminal(More)
In the present work, we describe the synthesis and temperature-dependent aggregation behavior of two examples of a new class of highly asymmetrical glycerol diether bolaphospholipids. The bolalipids contain a long alkyl chain (C32) bound to glycerol in the sn-3 position, carrying a hydroxyl group at the ω position. The C16 alkyl chain in the sn-2 position(More)
In the title compound, C(14)H(30)N(2) (2+)·2Cl(-), the N,N'-dicyclo-hexyl-ethyl-enediammonium cation posseses crystallographic symmetry, and thus the compound crystallizes with two formula units per unit cell. In the crystal, the cations and anions are linked by N-H⋯Cl hydrogen bonds, giving a two-dimensional network with {6,3} topology.
We report a simple strategy to form three-phase segregated hierarchical micelles via a counterbalanced phase segregation/self-assembly process. Our methodology relies on a cooperative polyphilic phase segregation, paralleled by a self-assembly process induced by hydrogen-bonds to afford the generation of supramolecular multicompartment dendrons. The(More)
Surface hydrophobicity plays a significant role in controlling the interactions between nanoparticles and lipid membranes. In principle, a nanoparticle can be encapsulated into a liposome, either being incorporated into the hydrophobic bilayer interior or trapped within the aqueous vesicle core. In this paper, we demonstrate the preparation and(More)
In the present work, we describe the synthesis of two single-chain phenylene-modified bolalipids, namely PC-C17pPhC17-PC and PC-C17pPhC17-OH, with either symmetrical (phosphocholine) or asymmetrical (phosphocholine and hydroxyl) headgroups using a Sonogashira cross-coupling reaction as key step. The temperature-dependent aggregation behavior of both(More)
Using atomic force microscopy, we monitored the nanoscale surface morphology of human teeth at the dentin-enamel junction after performing successive demineralization steps with an acidic soft drink. Subsequently, we studied the remineralization process with a paste containing calcium and phosphate ions. Repeated atomic force microscopy imaging of the same(More)