Molecular phospholipid films on solid supports
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011

Phospholipid membranes are versatile structures for mimicking biological surfaces. Bilayer and monolayer membranes can be formed on solid supports, leading to enhanced stability and accessibility of the biomimetic molecular film. This has facilitated functional studies of membrane proteins and aided the development of membrane-based applications in, for example, biosensing, self-assembled reaction kinetics and catalysis. Assembly and preparation of lipid films on supporting surfaces is a challenging engineering task with the goal of fabricating mechanically, chemically and thermodynamically stable lipid membranes. In this review, the current state of the art of molecularly thin lipid layer fabrication is presented with an emphasis on support materials, film formation mechanisms, characterisation methods, and applications.

bilayers

polymer-cushioned

bilayer-lipid membranes

porous silicon

physical-properties

atomic-force microscopy

chelating lipids

hydrophilic surfaces

planar membranes

langmuir-blodgett

cell-membranes

Författare

Ilja Czolkos

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi

Aldo Jesorka

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi

Owe Orwar

Chalmers, Kemi- och bioteknik, Fysikalisk kemi

Soft Matter

1744-683X (ISSN) 1744-6848 (eISSN)

Vol. 7 4562-4576

Ämneskategorier

Kemi

DOI

10.1039/c0sm01212b