"Hot Nanotechnology Papers 2012": Vesicular and Fibrillar Gels by Self-Assembly of Nanosized Oleanolic Acid

Title of the paper:  Vesicular and Fibrillar Gels by Self-Assembly of Nanosized Oleanolic Acid

Authors: Professor Braja Gopal Bag, Koushik Paul

University/Institute: Vidyasagar University

Abstracts:

Gelling and encapsulation: Oleanolic acid (1) is a nanosized triterpenoid that self-assembles in different solvents to form nanosized vesicles. The vesicles formed can encapsulate fluorophores, including the well-known anitcancer drug doxorubicin, and 1 can also gelate many of the solvents tested. This strategy of gelation and encapsulation may be relevant to many other large triterpenoids.

 

Links to the paper (link to the journal webpage):

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajoc.201200032/abstract

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