Solid-supported monolayers and bilayers of amphiphilic ß-Cyclodextrin

Antonella Cristiano, Choon Woo Lim, Dorota I. Rozkiewicz, David N. Reinhoudt, Bart Jan Ravoo

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    This paper describes the adsorption and spreading of B-cyclodextrin (CD) vesicles on hydrophobic and hydrophilic substrates, which involves a transition from bilayer vesicles to planar molecular monolayers or bilayers. On substrates that are patterned with self-assembled monolayers by microcontact printing (..CP), the CD vesicles preferentially adsorb on hydrophobic areas instead of hydrophilic (nonionic) areas, and on cationic areas instead of hydrophilic (nonionic) areas. Supported monolayers of amphiphilic cyclodextrins CD1 and CD2 were obtained by adsorption of CD vesicles to hydrophobic substrates, and supported bilayers of amphiphilic cyclodextrins CD1 and CD2 were prepared by adsorption of CD vesicles on cationic substrates. Contact angle goniometry, atomic force microscopy and confocal fluorescence microscopy (CFM) were used to analyze the supported CD layers. The fluidity of the supported CD layers was verified using fluorescence recovery after photobleaching experiments. The supported layers function as a supramolecular platform that can bind suitable guest molecules through inclusion in the CD host cavities. Additionally, the CD host layers were patterned with fluorescent guest molecules by supramolecular ..CP on the supported CD layers. The host-guest interactions were investigated with CFM and fluorescence resonance energy transfer experiments.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)8944-8949
    Number of pages7
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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