By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Interface Science have been published. According to news originating from Changchun, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "A facile method to fabricate honeycomb-patterned polymer films bearing cavities that are locally decorated with inorganic component is developed in this study. By mixing poly(methyl methacrylate) dichloromethane solution containing P123 with polyoxometalate (POM) aqueous solution through shaking, a reversed hybrid microemulsion is obtained."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Jilin University, "The evaporation of solvent in the microemulsion on solid surface yields an ordered porous film accompanied by the accumulation of P123 and POMs on the inner surface of the cavities. The formation of patterned structure is proved to be independent from the type of POMs, but the size of the cavities can be adjusted to some extent by changing the concentration of surfactant and polymer, and the volume ratio of water and dichloromethane in the solution used for casting. The locally anchored POMs can be readily applied for the selective recognition of proteins. BSA and hemoglobin patterns are then fabricated through their electrostatic interactions with POMs. At lower pH, POM pattern could prior recognize hemoglobin from its mixed solution of BSA, generating a characteristic pattern."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The reported work creates an efficient way of patterning organically incompatible components, such as water-soluble molecules and nanoparticles, on porous polymer films for the fabrication of multifunctional hybrid surface structures."
For more information on this research see: Polyanion cluster patterning on polymer surface through microemulsion approach for selective adsorption of proteins. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2013;409():80-87. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Journal of Colloid and Interface Science - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/622861)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from J. Liang, Jilin University, Coll Chem, State Key Lab Supramol Struct & Mat, Changchun 130012, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include Y.Y. Ma, H. Sun, W. Li and L.X. Wu (see also Interface Science).
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Peptides, Proteins, Changchun, Amino Acids, Interface Science, People's Republic of China
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