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Findings in Nanoparticles Reported from W.K. Fong and Co-Researchers

June 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Nanoparticles have been presented. According to news reporting from Clayton, Australia, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "High-symmetry lipid nanoparticles with internal bicontinuous cubic phase structure (cubosomes) are prepared from a simple emulsion containing a mixture of a nondigestible lipid (phytantriol) and a digestible short-chained triglyceride using enzymatic lipolysis of the incorporated short-chained triglyceride."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research, "The lipolytic products partition away from the nondigestible lipid, resulting in crystallization of the cubic-phase internal structure. Time-resolved small-angle X-ray scattering revealed the kinetics of the disorder-to-order transition, with cryo-transmission electron microscopy showing an absence of liposomes."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The new approach offers a new 'sideways' method for the generation of lipid-based nanostructured materials that avoids the problems of top-down and bottom-up approaches."

For more information on this research see: Generation of Geometrically Ordered Lipid-Based Liquid-Crystalline Nanoparticles Using Biologically Relevant Enzymatic Processing. Langmuir, 2014;30(19):5373-5377. Langmuir can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Langmuir -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W.K. Fong, Australian Synchrotron, SAXS WAXS Beamline, Clayton, Vic 3168, Australia. Additional authors for this research include S. Salentinig, C.A. Prestidge, R. Mezzenga, A. Hawley and B.J. Boydt (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Clayton, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Australia and New Zealand

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