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Micro-cell coat polymer of (GPDD)n on Acholeplasma laidlawii
Author(s): Leonard L. Matz
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Paper Abstract

Polymers of three carbon residues, substituted phosphoglycerides, display physical properties: malability, diffusion coefficients, and phosphoglyceride substitution. Monomers and polymers covalently bound to phospholipids provide unique design elements attractive as limiting boundaries. This experimentation proposes a layering of Poly-glyceryl phosphoryl diglucosyl diglyceride (>50 GPDD unit) polymers, as asingle end-to-end layer of 1,3-GPDD or as more comlex two or three thicknesses of cross-linked 2,2-phosphoglyceride GPDD polymers. Poly-GPDD polymers are controlled in both length and thickness, additional strength, and pro-regulation of diffusional migration and "active" diffusion of small to intermediate MW environmentally meaningful modules. Smart structure control evaluates ultrastructural appearance, molecular shape and immunologic coating with this natural procedure. Shapeliness of different Smart Structrues, controlled with unique phosphoglyceride layering, is an obvious ultrastructural detail. Calculation of smart structure volume and surface area assumes regular spherical (coccal) or cylindrical (bacillar or spirillar) shapes. Structural integrity and limiting layer organization support Smart Structure geometry. Internal ultrastructure of layers is evident by: shape, molecular dimensions, regularity/irregularity, thicknesses, crystallinity, etc. Variation of polymeric: Mw, length, surface, localization, and secondary/tertiery structure, characterize this polymerically integrated system. This integrated structural organization demonstrates GPDD as a geometric building block. Opposing viewpoints rely upon more detailed chemical bonding within these polymers. These proposed experiments will provide understanding of natural smart structures.

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Date Published: 7 June 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3987, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (7 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.387795
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Leonard L. Matz, Matz & Associates (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3987:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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