Using nano-structured interfacial peptide films to create stimuli-responsive foams and emulsions

Malcolm, Andrew S., Dexter, Annette F. and Middelberg, Anton P. J. (2006). Using nano-structured interfacial peptide films to create stimuli-responsive foams and emulsions. In: C. Jagadish and G. Q. Max Lu, Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2006). 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2006), Brisbane, Qld., Australia, (239-241). 3-7 July 2006. doi:10.1109/ICONN.2006.340596


Author Malcolm, Andrew S.
Dexter, Annette F.
Middelberg, Anton P. J.
Title of paper Using nano-structured interfacial peptide films to create stimuli-responsive foams and emulsions
Conference name 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2006)
Conference location Brisbane, Qld., Australia
Conference dates 3-7 July 2006
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2006)
Place of Publication Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A.
Publisher IEEE
Publication Year 2006
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1109/ICONN.2006.340596
ISBN 9781424404537
1424404533
Editor C. Jagadish
G. Q. Max Lu
Start page 239
End page 241
Total pages 3
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Proteins and peptides assemble nano-structured interfacial films when adsorbed at the fluid-fluid interface. We have measured the mechanical properties of these interfacial films with novel apparatus, the Cambridge Interfacial Tensiometer (CIT) and shown that the characteristic behaviour of the films can be modulated in response to changes in solution conditions. Changes in the mechanical properties of these interfacial films correspond to changes in the stability of both liquid droplets in emulsion systems and air bubbles in foam systems. We have developed a series of peptide surfactants (Pepfactants®) that are capable of stabilising foams and emulsions in a stimuli-responsive manner. © 2006 IEEE
Subjects 100703 Nanobiotechnology
Keyword Peptide
Foam
Emulsion
Interfacial films
Self-assembly
Surfactant
Protein
Q-Index Code EX
Additional Notes Proceedings: 724 p. : digital, PDF file. Paper presented at Symposium B: Bio-Nanotechnology, Nano-Medicine and Nanobionics

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Scopus Citation Count Cited 0 times in Scopus Article
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Thu, 11 Feb 2010, 21:10:25 EST by Therese Egan on behalf of Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology