Researchers at University of Michigan Report New Data on Liposomes [Janus-Compartmental Alginate Microbeads Having Polydiacetylene Liposomes and Magnetic Nanoparticles for Visual Lead(II) Detection]
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Fresh data on Biotechnology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Janus-compartmental alginate microbeads having two divided phases of sensory polydiacetylene (PDA) liposomes and magnetic nanoparticles were fabricated for facile sensory applications."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Michigan, "The sensory liposomes are composed of PDA for label-free signal generation and 1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-galloyl (DPGG) lipids whose galloyl headgroup has specific interactions with lead(II). The second phase having magnetic nanoparticles is designed for convenient handling of the microbeads, such as washing, solvent exchange, stirring, and detection, by applying magnetic field."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Selective and convenient colorimetric detection of lead(II) and efficient removal of lead(II) by alginate matrix at the same time are demonstrated."
For more information on this research see: Janus-Compartmental Alginate Microbeads Having Polydiacetylene Liposomes and Magnetic Nanoparticles for Visual Lead(II) Detection. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(13):10631-10637. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting D.H. Kang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, United States. Additional authors for this research include H.S. Jung, N. Ahn, S.M. Yang, S. Seo, K.Y. Suh, P.S. Chang, N.L. Jeon, J. Kim and K. Kim (see also Biotechnology).
Keywords for this news article include: Biotechnology, Michigan, Ann Arbor, Liposomes, Nanoparticle, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America
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