Cholesterol-based functional tectons as versatile building-blocks for liquid crystals, organic gels and monolayers

Seiji Shinkai, Kazutaka Murata

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This review article introduces the application of the cholesterol moiety, which has been commonly utilised as a versatile building block in liquid crystals, organic gels and monolayers, to molecular recognition. Effort has especially been made to clarify the characteristics of cholesterol-based assembly systems and the phenomena common to these three systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-495
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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