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Two star-like trimeric cationic surfactants with amide groups in spacers, tri(dodecyldimethylammonioacetoxy)diethyltriamine trichloride (DTAD) and tri(dodecyldimethylammonioacetoxy)tris(2-aminoethyl)amine trichloride (DDAD), have been synthesized, and the aggregation behavior of the surfactants in aqueous solution has been investigated by surface tension,(More)
A star-shaped tetrameric quaternary ammonium surfactant PATC, which has four hydrophobic chains and charged hydrophilic headgroups connected by amide-type spacer group, has been synthesized in this work. Surface tension, electrical conductivity, ITC, DLS, and NMR have been used to investigate the relationship between its chemical structure and its(More)
A star-shaped hexameric quaternary ammonium surfactant (PAHB), bearing six hydrophobic chains and six charged hydrophilic headgroups connected by an amide-type spacer group, was synthesized. The self-assembly behavior of the surfactant in aqueous solution was studied by surface tension, electrical conductivity, isothermal titration microcalorimetry, dynamic(More)
Novel trimeric cationic surfactant tri(dodecyldimethylammonioacetoxy)diethyltriamine trichloride (DTAD) has been synthesized, and its self-assembly morphology on a mineral surface has been studied. From its micelle solution, highly ordered bilayer patterns are obtained on a mica surface, whereas randomly distributed bilayer patches are formed on a silica(More)
This work reports that cationic micelles formed by cationic trimeric, tetrameric, and hexameric surfactants bearing amide moieties in spacers can efficiently kill Gram-negative E. coli with a very low minimum inhibitory concentration (1.70-0.93 μM), and do not cause obvious toxicity to mammalian cells at the concentrations used. With the increase of the(More)
We report a finding that not only the micelles but also the premicellar aggregates of a star-like tetrameric quaternary ammonium surfactant PATC can disassemble and clear mature β-amyloid Aβ(1-40) fibrils in aqueous solution. Different from other surfactants, PATC self-assembles into network-like aggregates below its critical micelle concentration (CMC).(More)
A peptide-amphiphile (C12-Abeta(11-17)) was constructed with a key fragment of amyloid beta-peptide (Abeta(11-17)) attached to dodecanoic acid through an amide bond. The self-assembly behavior of C12-Abeta(11-17) in aqueous solution is studied at 25 degrees C and at pH 3.0 and 10.0. Abeta(11-17) cannot form ordered self-assemblies. But C12-Abeta(11-17)(More)
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