Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
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Controlled Formation of Microspheres from Ferrocene-derivatized Amino Acids in Binary Aqueous/Organic Media
Masa-aki MorikawaKen MurataKazuo YamadaNobuo Kimizuka
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2013 Volume 42 Issue 5 Pages 501-503

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A novel amino acid derivative having two ferrocene units spontaneously forms regular microspheres in binary aqueous/tetrahydrofuran (THF) media. The size of the microspheres is controllable from nano to micro dimensions depending on the concentration and composition of the binary solvent. These microspheres display reversible redox properties, as characterized by cyclic voltammetry.

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