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Planar Biomimetic Membranes Based on Amphiphilic Block Copolymers

Kowal, Justyna and Zhang, Xiaoyan and Dinu, Ionel Adrian and Palivan, Cornelia G. and Meier, Wolfgang. (2014) Planar Biomimetic Membranes Based on Amphiphilic Block Copolymers. ACS Macro Letters, 3 (1). pp. 59-63.

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Abstract

Planar biomimetic membranes based on amphiphilic block copolymers represent artificial systems designed to mimic natural membranes but with improved stability and robustness to support applications in domains such as medicine and technology. Here we present methods to produce, characterize, and modify membranes based on amphiphilic block copolymers, with appropriate properties in order to combine them with biomolecules (enzymes, proteins, DNA) in a biomimetic strategy. We indicate both the advantages of using these membranes and the limitations one can encounter when working with planar membranes. While still in its early stage of research, development of planar artificial membranes decorated with biomolecules represents a novel strategy with high potential for valuable nanometer scale applications.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Makromolekulare Chemie (Meier)
UniBasel Contributors:Palivan, Cornelia G
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
e-ISSN:2161-1653
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:10 Apr 2017 07:05
Deposited On:06 Feb 2015 09:59

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