1Biotechnology Research & Development Center, Darou Pakhsh Pharmaceutical Mfg.Co, Tehran, I.R. IRAN
2Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Science , Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moalem, Tabriz, I.R. IRAN
3Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN
4Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics (IBB), University of Tehran, Tehran, I.R. IRAN
5Department of Biophysics, Faculty of Biological Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, I.R. IRAN
Riboflavin and protoporphyrin IX are two molecules that participate in oxidation and reduction reactions in the living cell. Changing some functional groups of riboflavin and protoporphyrin IX can provide compounds with self-assembled monolayer properties with wide applications in designing the molecular electronic devices. In this study, the amphiphilic structure of riboflavin and protoporphyrin IX is resulted from the reaction of stearic acid with riboflavin and phosphatidyl ethanol amine with protoporphyrin IX. The reaction products were purified and analyzed by different spectroscopy techniques such as IR, Uv-Vis, fluorimetry and NMR. The electron transfer ability was confirmed by cyclic voltammetry. The finding approves that the produced amphiphilic compounds have kept theirs intrinsic properties as well.
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