Synthesis and characterization of 6-O-(N-heptylcarbamoyl)-methyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside, a new surfactant for membrane studies.

@article{Plusquellec1989SynthesisAC,
  title={Synthesis and characterization of 6-O-(N-heptylcarbamoyl)-methyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside, a new surfactant for membrane studies.},
  author={Daniel Plusquellec and Genevi{\`e}ve Chevalier and R Talibart and Henri Wr{\'o}blewski},
  journal={Analytical biochemistry},
  year={1989},
  volume={179 1},
  pages={145-53}
}
A new surfactant, 6-O-(N-heptylcarbamoyl)-methyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (HECAMEG, molar mass 335.38 g), was synthesized by a simple and low cost procedure from methyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside. This surfactant is characterized by a high solubility in water (even at 0 degree C), ultraviolet light transparency in the region useful for protein detection, and a high critical micellar concentration (CMC = 19.5 mM), permitting fast elimination by dialysis. Furthermore, the surfactant is… CONTINUE READING