Synthesis of oligo-B-alanine-based surfactant via cobalt-catalyzed carbonylation and surface activity study
Synthesis of a novel surfactant with an oligo-β -alanine hydrophilic headgroup was achieved via the carbonylative oligomerization of aziridine followed by coupling with n-octylamine in one pot. The chemical structure of the surfactant was confirmed by NMR and MALDI MS. Preliminary studies on its surface properties, including surface tension measurement and its adsorption on polystyrene latex particles, are reported.
Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A: Pure and Applied Chemistry
Jia, Li; Moylan, Stephen L.; Liang, Yi-Lang; Daniels, Eric S.; and Klein, Andrew, "Synthesis of oligo-B-alanine-based surfactant via cobalt-catalyzed carbonylation and surface activity study" (2009). Polymer Science Faculty Research. 288.