This contribution concerns a structural investigation of dilauroylphosphonucleoside aggregates in aqueous solutions as a function of ionic strength and surfactant concentration. A micellar growth in the axial direction to form worm-like aggregates is observed as the surfactant concentration is increased, until the system shows a distinct viscoelastic behavior, which suggests the presence of a polymer-like network. Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) allows the structural properties of such micellar networks to be inferred below and above the threshold concentration of entanglement. A merging of SANS and SLS data in fact provides a spectral window corresponding to all the relevant length scales of the system in the direct space. These worm-like aggregates are characterized in terms of cross-sectional radius, persistence length and overall molar mass, while the micellar network can be described by its mesh size.

Living polynucleotides formed by the spontaneous aggregation of dilauroylphosphonucleosides / F.B. Bombelli; D. Berti; U. Keiderling; P. Baglioni. - In: APPLIED PHYSICS. A, MATERIALS SCIENCE & PROCESSING. - ISSN 0947-8396. - STAMPA. - 74(2002), pp. S1270-S1273. [10.1007/s003390101217]

Living polynucleotides formed by the spontaneous aggregation of dilauroylphosphonucleosides

BERTI, DEBORA;BAGLIONI, PIERO
2002

Abstract

This contribution concerns a structural investigation of dilauroylphosphonucleoside aggregates in aqueous solutions as a function of ionic strength and surfactant concentration. A micellar growth in the axial direction to form worm-like aggregates is observed as the surfactant concentration is increased, until the system shows a distinct viscoelastic behavior, which suggests the presence of a polymer-like network. Small angle neutron scattering (SANS) allows the structural properties of such micellar networks to be inferred below and above the threshold concentration of entanglement. A merging of SANS and SLS data in fact provides a spectral window corresponding to all the relevant length scales of the system in the direct space. These worm-like aggregates are characterized in terms of cross-sectional radius, persistence length and overall molar mass, while the micellar network can be described by its mesh size.
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F.B. Bombelli; D. Berti; U. Keiderling; P. Baglioni
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