There are reports on derivatives of azobenzene that exhibit light-triggered association of Bovine Serum Albumin. To this end, an azobenzene-triazine conjugate was prepared by reacting Disperse Orange 3 dye with trichlorotrizaine. This intermediate was then conjugated to the biopolymer chitosan by a facile nucleophilic substitution. It was presumed that the interactions between the azobenzene moiety and albumin would lead to the development of new matrices which can bind albumin effectively.

Project Details
Sobha V.Nair
Co Pi: 
Reshma T.V., Sruthi.S, Dilip M V, Maya M.L. Prakash Chandran
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 2012 to Wednesday, May 30, 2012