Ambrosi, Moira; Lo Nostro, Pierandrea; Fratini, Emiliano; Giustini, Luca; Ninham, Barry; Baglioni, Piero
L-(+)-Ascorbic acid and D-(-)-isoascorbic acid are epimers, with an opposite configuration at the C5 stereogenic chiral center. Single-chained surfactants that carry a L-ascorbic or D-isoascorbic acid residue as hydrophilic headgroup and an alkanoate tail as hydrophobic chain were synthesized. We refer to these as L-ASCn and D-ASCn, with n = 8, 10, or 12. The role of the headgroup configuration in determining the nature of both the pure compounds and their nano assembly in aqueous dispersions...[Show more]
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