Hiroki Iwase

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Novel star-shaped trimeric surfactants consisting of three quaternary ammonium surfactants linked to a tris(2-aminoethyl)amine core were synthesized. Each ammonium had two methyls and a straight alkyl chain of 8, 10, 12, or 14 carbons. The adsorption and aggregation properties of these tris(N-alkyl-N,N-dimethyl-2-ammoniumethyl)amine bromides (3C(n)trisQ, in(More)
In the present study using a high-intensity X-ray beam from a third-generation synchrotron radiation source, it is demonstrated that a wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) profile from several globular proteins in solution can reflect not only the overall structures (approximately 300 A distance resolution) but also intramolecular structures ranging to(More)
Functions of mammalian cell membrane microdomains being rich in glycosphingolipids, so-called rafts, are now one of the current hot topics in cell biology from the intimate relation to cell adhesion and signaling. However, little is known about the role of glycosphingolipids in the formation and stability of the domains. By the use of the inverse contrast(More)
The aggregation behavior in aqueous solution of zwitterionic heterogemini surfactants, N,N-dimethyl-N-[2-(N'-alkyl-N'-β-carboxypropanoylamino)ethyl]-1-alkylammonium bromides (2C(n)AmCa, in which n represents hydrocarbon chain lengths of 8, 10, 12, and 14), with nonidentical headgroups containing ammonium and carboxylate was investigated through small-angle(More)
A pellicle, a gel film of microbial cellulose, is a supermolecular system containing 99% of water by weight, which is closely related to an amorphous structure in it. Using ultra-small-angle neutron scattering, in order to cover over a wide range of length scales from nm to 10 microm, we examined the hierarchical amorphous structure in the microbial(More)
We investigated the growth mechanisms of wormlike micelles formed by star-type trimeric surfactant (3C(12)trisQ) with a hydrocarbon chain length of 12 in an aqueous solution. A 3C(n)trisQ molecule consists of three hydrocarbon chains and three hydrophilic groups connected by spacer chains, where n is the carbon number in the hydrocarbon chain. Our recent(More)
The detailed structure of a nanogel formed by self-association of cholesterol-bearing pullulans (CHPs) was determined by contrast variation small-angle neutron scattering. The decomposition of scattering intensities into partial scattering functions of each CHP nanogel component, i.e., pullulan, cholesterol, and the cross-term between the pullulan and the(More)
Neutron diffraction measurements were carried out on H/ D isotopically substituted water in the low-density supercritical condition (T = 673 K, P = 26.3 MPa, and rho = 0.0068 molecules.A-3) in order to obtain direct information on the intermolecular partial structure functions, gHH inter(r), gOH inter(r), and gOO inter(r). In correspondence to the(More)