Chemistry Letters
Online ISSN : 1348-0715
Print ISSN : 0366-7022
ISSN-L : 0366-7022
Controlled Formation of Microspheres from Ferrocene-Derivatized Amino Acids in Binary Aqueous-Organic Media
Masa-aki MorikawaKen MurataKazuo YamadaNobuo Kimizuka
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Article ID: 130050

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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 microspheres is controllable from nano-to-micro dimension 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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