Direct printing of self-assembled lipid tubules on substrates
Abbreviated Journal Title
DNA NANOTUBES; ORDERED ARRAYS; BOLAAMPHIPHILE; NANOFIBERS; MOLECULES; NETWORKS; PATTERNS; NANOSTRUCTURES; AMPHIPHILE; MICROTUBES; Chemistry, Multidisciplinary; Chemistry, Physical; Materials Science, ; Multidisciplinary
Lipid tubules formed by rolled-up bilayer sheets have shown promise in drug delivery systems, nanofluidics, and microelectronics. Here we report a method for directly printing lipid tubules on substrates. Preformed lipid tubules of 1,2-bis(tricosa-10,12-diynoyl)-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine are aligned in the recessed channels of a thin poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) stamp. The aligned lipid tubules then serve as an "ink" for microcontact printing. We demonstrate that two-dimensional (2-D) arrays of aligned lipid tubules can be transferred onto planar, patterned, and curved substrates from the recessed channels of the PDMS stamp by bringing the tubule-inked PDMS stamp into contact with these substrates. We show that the 2-D array of aligned lipid tubules can be transcribed into a 2-D array of aligned silica cylinders through templated sol-gel condensation of tetraethoxysilane.
"Direct printing of self-assembled lipid tubules on substrates" (2008). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 1211.