• Control of lipid microstructures by molecular design and its implications

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      Lipids; vesicles; liposomes; chiral superstructures; immunomodulators; sustained-release systems

    • Abstract


      An overview of the current trends in the lipid design for specific applications has been presented. Lipids with different surface charge and hydrophobic backbone undergo aggregation to produce lamellae or bilayer and multilayer vesicles in aqueous media. Various aspects of present development of chiral superstructures and enzyme-mimics have been discussed. Utility of these molecules for potential applications in immunomodulation and sustained drug-delivery systems is also summarized.

    • Author Affiliations


      Santanu Bhattacharya1

      1. Department of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560012, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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