Vesicles in ionic liquids
Gayet, Florence, Marty, J. D. (Jean Daniel), Brûlet, Annie and Viguerie, Nancy Lauth-de. (2011) Vesicles in ionic liquids. Langmuir, Vol.27 (No.16). pp. 9706-9710. ISSN 0743-7463Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la2015989
The formation of vesicles from 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) in several room-temperature ionic liquids, namely, 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate (BmimBF(4)), 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate (BmimPF(6)), 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (EmimNTf(2)), and N-benzylpyridinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide (BnPyNTf(2)), as well as in a water/BmimBF(4) mixture, was investigated. In pure ionic liquids, observations by staining transmission electron microscopy demonstrated clearly the formation of spherical structures with diameters of 200-400 nm. The morphological characteristics of these vesicles in ionic liquids, in particular, the membrane thicknesses, were first investigated by small-angle neutron scattering measurements. The mean bilayer thickness was found to be similar to 63 +/- 1 angstrom in a deuterated ionic liquid (BnPyNTf(2)-d). This value was similar to that observed in water. The effect of Its on the modification of the phase physical properties of multilamellar vesicles (MLVs) was then investigated by differential scanning calorimetry. In pure IL as in water, DPPC exhibited an endothermic pretransition followed by the main transition. These transition temperatures and the associated enthalpies in ILs were higher than those in water because of a reduction of the electrostatic repulsion between zwitterionic head groups. To better understand the effect of ionic liquid on the formation of multilamellar vesicles, mixtures of BmimBF(4) and water, which are miscible in all proportions, were analyzed (BmimBF(4)/water ratio from 0% to 100%). SANS and DSC experiments demonstrated that the bilayer structure and stability were strongly modified by the IL content. Moreover, matching SANS experiments showed that BmimBF(4) molecules prefer to be located inside the DPPC membrane rather than in water.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Bilayer lipid membranes, Coated vesicles, Ionic solutions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Langmuir|
|Publisher:||American Chemical Society|
|Page Range:||pp. 9706-9710|
|Funder:||Advantage West Midlands (AWM) , European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)|
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