Phospholipids with a stimuli-responsive thermotropic liquid-crystalline moiety

Kiyoshi Kanie, Junji Sekiguchi, Xiangbing Zeng, Goran Ungar, Atsushi Muramatsu

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Lyotropic liquid-crystalline phospholipids having an electro- and/or light-responsive mesogenic core were prepared. These LCs show lyotropic smectic A, smectic C, rectangular columnar, and nematic phases. We succeeded in the dynamic control of these LC phases by applying an electric field, which could lead to electrically switchable phospholipid bilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6885-6887
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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