Functionalized fatty-acid vesicles as soft-matter/polymer hybrid nanocontainers: Baltic Neutron School

Richard J.G. Löffler, Per Lyngs Hansen, Beate Maria Klösgen, Pierre-Alain Monnard

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Abstrakt

Delivery and removal of delicate material in controlled amounts to or from cellular targets is still a challenge in nanomedicine. A suggestion for a new soft-matter/polymer hybrid container system is presented here. It is based on the self-assembly of fatty acids into bilayer membranes and stabilized by a polymer scaffold. The polymers exhibit a reversible thermotropic conformational transition. In toto, the composite system shall yield a novel delivery system with permeability properties that can controlled upon the thermally induced expansion/ shrinking of the polymers. The system bears potential as “intelligent” release tool of cargo and as well as decontamination device. The project is an ongoing master thesis project.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
StatusUdgivet - 2014

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