Aqueous dispersions of nanostructures formed through the self-assembly of iminolipids with exchangeable hydrophobic termini.


The addition of amines to an aldehyde surfactant, which was designed to be analogous to didodecyldimethylammonium bromide, gave exchangeable "iminolipids" that self-assembled to give stable aqueous dispersions of nano-sized vesicles. For example, sonication of suspensions of the n-hexylamine-derived iminolipid gave vesicles 50 to 200 nm in diameter that… (More)
DOI: 10.1039/c7cp02868g