Highly efficient synthesis and inclusion properties of star-shaped amphiphilic derivatives of cholic acid

Juntao Luo, Yilong Chen, X. X. Zhu

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New star-shaped cholic acid derivatives with different functional groups have been synthesized by the use of Cu1-catalyzed [2+3] cyclization (click chemistry) and Curtius rearrangement of acyl azide intermediate in good yields. We have also studied the solution properties of these star-shaped amphiphilic compounds as host molecules to interact with nonpolar guest molecules by the use of fluorescent probes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2201-2204
Number of pages4
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 3 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Conjugation
  • Host-guest systems
  • Oligomerization
  • Steroids
  • Supermolecular chemistry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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