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Self-Assembly of Biopolymers on Colloidal Particles via Hydrogen Bonding

Manna, Uttam and Patil, Satish (2010) Self-Assembly of Biopolymers on Colloidal Particles via Hydrogen Bonding. In: Journal of the Physical Chemistry Letters, 1 (6). pp. 907-911.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jz100089f


Fabrication of multilayer microcapsules via layer-by-layer approach through hydrogen bonding has attracted enormous interest due to its strong response to pH. In this communication, we have prepared hydrogen-bonded multilayer microcapsule without using any cross-linking agent by using DNA base pair (adenine and thymine) modified biocompatible polymers. The growth of the self-assembly on colloidal (melamine formaldehyde: MF) particles has been monitored with zeta potential measurement. The capsules were obtained on dissolution of MF particles at 0.1N HCl. The capsules were characterized with scanning electron microscopy. Moreover, we have observed the salt induced microscopic change in self-assembly of this system on the surface of colloidal particles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of the Physical Chemistry Letters
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 12:21
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:06
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/27712

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