Stimuli-responsive peptide nanostructures at the fluid-fluid interface

Zhao, Chun-Xia and Middelberg, Anton P.J. (2013). Stimuli-responsive peptide nanostructures at the fluid-fluid interface. In Juliet A. Gerrard (Ed.), Protein nanotechnology: protocols, instrumentation, and applications 2nd ed. (pp. 179-194) New York, NY United States: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-354-1_10

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Author Zhao, Chun-Xia
Middelberg, Anton P.J.
Title of chapter Stimuli-responsive peptide nanostructures at the fluid-fluid interface
Title of book Protein nanotechnology: protocols, instrumentation, and applications
Place of Publication New York, NY United States
Publisher Humana Press
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.1007/978-1-62703-354-1_10
Open Access Status
Year available 2013
Series Methods in Molecular Biology
Edition 2nd
ISBN 162703353X
9781627033534
1627033548
9781627033541
ISSN 1064-3745
Editor Juliet A. Gerrard
Volume number 996
Chapter number 10
Start page 179
End page 194
Total pages 16
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The self-organization of peptide-based nanostructures at a confined fluid–fluid interface, for example, the air–water or oil–water interface, is important in the context of stabilizing macroscopic soft-matter foams and emulsions. The unique ability to design interfacial nanostructures by controlling the subtle cooperativity that drives peptide self-assembly, and the ability to switch molecular cooperativity by facile triggers such as pH, opens new vistas for controlling macroscopic soft matter in industries as diverse as healthcare and industrial processing. Here we describe research aimed at developing new understanding into soft-matter formation and control, through variation of peptide sequence and bulk conditions. Macroscopic foaming and microfluidic emulsification studies prove particularly useful in visualizing and hence understanding the synergistic link between molecular design, mesoscopic interfacial properties, and bulk soft-matter stability.
Keyword Peptide
Emulsion
Biosurfactant
Surfactant
Interfacial rheology
Nanomaterial
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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Created: Fri, 19 Apr 2013, 17:00:24 EST by Chunxia Zhao on behalf of Aust Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology