Calix[4]arene-Mediated Transport of Alkali Ions Across Synthetic Black Lipid Membranes (BLM)

Nobuo Kimizuka, Tatsuo Wakiyama, Akihiro Yanagi, Seiji Shinkai, Toyoki Kunitake

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The calix[4]arene-mediated transport of alkali ions across black lipid membranes (BLM) of synthetic amphiphiles was examined by the charge pulse relaxation technique. Double-chain amphiphiles with cationic, anionic and nonionic head groups formed stable BLM's, and the transport parameters for alkali ions were determined. The calix[4]arene derivative displayed an enhanced transport rate for Na+ ion across the synthetic BLM's, while the relative adsorption/desorption rate (β) of alkali ions was significantly affected by the surface charge of the BLM's.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3681-3684
Number of pages4
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1996

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