Ultrathin films as biomimetic membranes

Toyoki Kunitake

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Abstract

Synthetic bilayer membranes possess physicochemical characteristics that are fundamentally the same as those of biolipid bilayer membranes. Superior self-assembling properties of the component amphiphiles are advantageous for preparing other molecular membranes such as cast multilayers, surface monolayers, Langmuir-Blodgett multilayers, and planar lipid membranes (BLM). The ultrathin nature of bilayer membranes can be transplanted in other molecular systems by using cast multilayer films as molecular templates. This is achieved by incorporation of monomers and polymers in the cast film, accompanied by crosslinking and removal of the matrix multilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613-618
Number of pages6
JournalPolymer Journal
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1991

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Ultrathin films
Biomimetics
Membranes
Multilayers
Amphiphiles
Multilayer films
Membrane Lipids
Crosslinking
Monolayers
Polymers
Monomers

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Ultrathin films as biomimetic membranes. / Kunitake, Toyoki.

In: Polymer Journal, Vol. 23, No. 5, 05.1991, p. 613-618.

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Kunitake, Toyoki. / Ultrathin films as biomimetic membranes. In: Polymer Journal. 1991 ; Vol. 23, No. 5. pp. 613-618.
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