Molecular and crystal structure of a nonionic detergent: Nonanoyl-N-methylglucamide

Anke Müller-Fahrnow, Volker Zabel, Manfred Steifa, Rolf Hilgenfeld*

*Corresponding author for this work
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In crystals of the nonionic detergent nonanoyl-N-methylglucamide, molecules are packed parallel in sheets with adjacent sheets being arranged in a head-to-tail fashion; an unusual conformation of the polar head moiety explains why this compound forms micelles whereas the related alkylglyconamides do not.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Series Chemical Communications
Pages (from-to)1573-1574
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1986

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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