Self-Assembly and Cross-Linking of Bionanoparticles at Liquid–Liquid Interfaces (pages 2420–2426)
Justin T. Russell, Yao Lin, Alexander Böker, Long Su, Philippe Carl, Heiko Zettl, Jinbo He, Kevin Sill, Ravisubhash Tangirala, Todd Emrick, Kenneth Littrell, Pappannan Thiyagarajan, David Cookson, Andreas Fery, Qian Wang and Thomas P. Russell
Version of Record online: 1 APR 2005 | DOI: 10.1002/anie.200462653
Bionanoparticles, such as the cowpea mosaic virus, can stabilize oil droplets in aqueous solutions by self-assembly at liquid interfaces. Subsequent cross-linking of the bionanoparticles transforms the assemblies into robust membranes that have covalent inter-bionanoparticle connections. The resulting membranes are nanoscopically thin sheets (see SANS image (SANS=small-angle neutron scattering)), which were examined by fluorescent labeling.