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Study of the effects of ionic liquids on lipid bilayers
Author(s): Taylor T. Young; Stephen A. Sarles; Tianyu Wu; Matthew Green; Timothy E. Long; Donald J. Leo
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Paper Abstract

The formation of lipid bilayers between ionic liquid droplets is presented as a new means of forming functional bimolecular networks. Ionic liquids are molten salts that have a number of interesting properties, such as the ability to be a liquid at room temperature and exceedingly low vapor pressure. Our research demonstrates that it is possible to consistently and repeatable form lipid bilayers on droplets of ionic liquid solutions. Characterization of the bilayers interfaces shows that the ionic liquids have negligible effects on the stability and electrical properties of the bilayer. It is also shown that the conductance levels in the gating events of Alamethicin peptide are affected by some ionic liquids.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8339, Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012, 833906 (3 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.915078
Show Author Affiliations
Taylor T. Young, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Stephen A. Sarles, The Univ. of Tennessee (United States)
Tianyu Wu, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Matthew Green, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Timothy E. Long, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)
Donald J. Leo, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8339:
Bioinspiration, Biomimetics, and Bioreplication 2012
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Editor(s)

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