Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2007, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (07): 969-972.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20070701

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Synthesis and Characterization of Cystine-based Gemini Surfactants

FAN Hai-Ming; ZHU Xiao-Ming; LI Zi-Chen; HAN Feng; LIU Zhuang; HUANG Jian-Bin   

  1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
  • Received:2007-04-06 Revised:2007-06-06 Published:2007-07-03
  • Contact: HUANG Jian-Bin


Two amino acid-based Gemini surfactants derived fromcystine, sodium N,N’-di(4-n-butyloxycinnamoly)-L-cystine (SDBCC) and sodium N,N’-didecamino L-cystine (SDDC), were synthesized. Their surface activity and aggregation properties were also investigated by equilibrium surface tension measurements, dynamic light scattering (DLS), and transmission electron microscopy (TEM).

Key words: Gemini surfactant, Surface activity, Vesicle, Aggregation behavior