The present study focused on synthesizing bolaamphiphiles from the readily available and inexpensive castor oil, a vegetable oil, which contains about 90% of ricinoleic acid. Two classes of symmetric and asymmetric bolaamphiphiles with acetylcholine head groups were synthesized and characterized by spectroscopic analysis. These novel bolaamphiphilic compounds self-assemble in aqueous media to form stable cationic spherical nano-sized vesicles that are potential drug delivery systems.
- Drug delivery
- Ricinoleic acid