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Title of the paper: First Self-assembly Study of Betulinic acid, a Renewable Nano-sized, 6-6-6-6-5 Pentacyclic Monohydroxy Triterpenic acid
Authors: Braja Gopal Bag and Shib Shankar Dash
University/Institute: Vidyasagar University
Abstracts: Self-assembly of betulinic acid, a renewable nano-sized 6-6-6-6-5 pentacyclic triterpenic acid studied in twenty two organic liquids and alcohol-water mixtures showed that it self-assembled in all the liquids studied affording strong gels in nineteen organic liquids and also in alcohol-water mixtures. Optical and electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy studies revealed fibrillar networks having fibers of nano- to micro-meter cross sections and micrometer lengths.
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