Diacetylenic sterols: New potentially photopolymerizable lipids

Catherine Vilchèze, Robert Bittman

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Cholesterol analogues with a diacetylenic moiety in their side chains have been prepared from bisnorcholenic acid, using 1,4-bis(trimethylsilyl)buta-1,3- diyne as the synthon to introduce the polymerizable group. A preliminary study of their potential as polymerizable sterols has been carried out by exposing aqueous dispersions (with or without phospholipids) to UV light at 5 °C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2937-2940
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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