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Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Balance and Its Effect on Mesophase Behaviour in Hydroxyalkyl Ethers of Methyl Glucopyranoside

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  • Dr. Madan K. Singh,

    1. INSA Lyon, ICBMS, Bâtiment J. Verne, 20 av A. Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne (France)
    2. CNRS, UMR 5246, ICBMS, Université Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon; CPE-Lyon, Bâtiment CPE, 43 bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Rui Xu,

    1. INSA Lyon, ICBMS, Bâtiment J. Verne, 20 av A. Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne (France)
    2. CNRS, UMR 5246, ICBMS, Université Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon; CPE-Lyon, Bâtiment CPE, 43 bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Dr. Sylvie Moebs,

    1. INSA Lyon, ICBMS, Bâtiment J. Verne, 20 av A. Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne (France)
    2. CNRS, UMR 5246, ICBMS, Université Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon; CPE-Lyon, Bâtiment CPE, 43 bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Dr. Anil Kumar,

    1. Physical and Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune - 411008 (India)
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  • Dr. Yves Queneau,

    Corresponding author
    1. INSA Lyon, ICBMS, Bâtiment J. Verne, 20 av A. Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne (France)
    2. CNRS, UMR 5246, ICBMS, Université Lyon 1, INSA-Lyon; CPE-Lyon, Bâtiment CPE, 43 bd du 11 novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne (France)
    • INSA Lyon, ICBMS, Bâtiment J. Verne, 20 av A. Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne (France)
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  • Dr. Stephen J. Cowling,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of York, York, YO10 5DD (UK)
    • Department of Chemistry, The University of York, York, YO10 5DD (UK)
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  • Prof. John W. Goodby

    1. Department of Chemistry, The University of York, York, YO10 5DD (UK)
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Abstract

Four series of monosubstituted methyl α-D-glucopyranoside hydroxyalkyl ethers were prepared and their thermotropic and lyotropic self-organising properties were investigated in terms of the hydrophobic–hydrophilic balance with respect to their molecular structures. The results obtained lead us to a new understanding of the forces that drive the formation of condensed soft-matter phases.

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