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New Findings from National Institute for Materials Science Describe Advances in Molecular Biology (Self-Assembly: From Amphiphiles to Chromophores...

August 12, 2014

New Findings from National Institute for Materials Science Describe Advances in Molecular Biology (Self-Assembly: From Amphiphiles to Chromophores and Beyond)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Researchers detail new data in Life Science Research. According to news reporting from Ibaraki, Japan, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Self-assembly has been recognised as a ubiquitous aspect of modern chemistry. Our understanding and applications of self-assembly are substantially based on what has been learned from biochemical systems."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from National Institute for Materials Science, "In this review, we describe various aspects of self-assembly commencing with an account of the soft structures that are available by assembly of surfactant amphiphiles, which are important scientific and industrial materials. Variation of molecular design using rules defined by surfactant self-assembly permits synthesis of functional nanostructures in solution and at surfaces while increasing the strength of intermolecular interactions through p-p stacking, metal cation coordination and/or hydrogen bonding leads to formation of highly complex bespoke nanostructured materials exemplified by DNA assemblies."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "We describe the origins of self-assembly involving aggregation of lipid amphiphiles and how this subject has been expanded to include other highly advanced chemical systems."

For more information on this research see: Self-Assembly: From Amphiphiles to Chromophores and Beyond. Molecules, 2014;19(6):8589-8609. Molecules can be contacted at: Mdpi Ag, Postfach, Ch-4005 Basel, Switzerland. (Springer -; Molecules -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J.P. Hill, Natl Inst Mat Sci, Int Center Young Scientists, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 3050044, Japan. Additional authors for this research include L.K. Shrestha, S. Ishihara, Q.M. Ji and K. Ariga (see also Life Science Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Ibaraki, Life Science Research

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Source: Life Science Weekly

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