Polymer-lipid interactions:biomimetic self-assembly behaviour and surface properties of poly(styrene-alt-maleic acid) with diacylphosphatidylcholines

Saez-Martinez, Virginia, Punyamoonwongsa, Patchara and Tighe, Brian J. (2015). Polymer-lipid interactions:biomimetic self-assembly behaviour and surface properties of poly(styrene-alt-maleic acid) with diacylphosphatidylcholines. Reactive and functional polymers, 94 , pp. 9-16.

Abstract

Abstract Various lubricating body fluids at tissue interfaces are composed mainly of combinations of phospholipids and amphipathic apoproteins. The challenge in producing synthetic replacements for them is not replacing the phospholipid, which is readily available in synthetic form, but replacing the apoprotein component, more specifically, its unique biophysical properties rather than its chemistry. The potential of amphiphilic reactive hypercoiling behaviour of poly(styrene-alt-maleic acid) (PSMA) was studied in combination with two diacylphosphatidylcholines (PC) of different chain lengths in aqueous solution. The surface properties of the mixtures were characterized by conventional Langmuir-Wilhelmy balance (surface pressure under compression) and the du Noüy tensiometer (surface tension of the non-compressed mixtures). Surface tension values and 31P NMR demonstrated that self-assembly of polymer-phospholipid mixtures were pH and concentration-dependent. Finally, the particle size and zeta potential measurements of this self-assembly showed that it can form negatively charged nanosized structures that might find use as drug or lipids release systems on interfaces such as the tear film or lung interfacial layers. The structural reorganization was sensitive to the alkyl chain length of the PC.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.reactfunctpolym.2015.06.015
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Chemical engineering & applied chemistry
Engineering & Applied Sciences > Polymer and advanced materials research group
Additional Information: © 2015, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Funding: European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2012 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships (IEF), grant agreement THERALENS no. 328708
Uncontrolled Keywords: amphiphiles,biomimetic,phosphorylcholine,self-assembly,surface properties,Materials Chemistry,Polymers and Plastics,Chemistry(all),Chemical Engineering(all),Environmental Chemistry,Biochemistry
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Published Date: 2015-09
Authors: Saez-Martinez, Virginia
Punyamoonwongsa, Patchara
Tighe, Brian J.

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