Molecular building blocks and their architecture in biologically/environmentally compatible soft matter chemical machinery

Taro Toyota, Taisuke Banno, Sachiko Nitta, Masahiro Takinoue, Tomonori Nomoto, Yuno Natsume, Shuichi Matsumura, Masanori Fujinami

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Abstract

This review briefly summarizes recent developments in the construction of biologically/environmentally compatible chemical machinery composed of soft matter. Since environmental and living systems are open systems, chemical machinery must continuously fulfll its functions not only through the influx and generation of molecules but also via the degradation and dissipation of molecules. If the degradation or dissipation of soft matter molecular building blocks and biomaterial molecules/polymers can be achieved, soft matter particles composed of them can be used to realize chemical machinery such as self-propelled droplets, drug delivery carriers, tissue regeneration scaffolds, protocell models, cell-/tissue-markers, and molecular computing systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1085-1098
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of oleo science
Volume63
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biocompatible Polymer
  • Cell/Tissue Maker
  • Dissipation System
  • Dna Computing
  • Drug Delivery Carrier
  • Emulsion
  • Environmentally Benign Surfactant
  • Interfacial Tension
  • Micelle
  • Protocell Model
  • Quasi-Elastic Laser Scattering Method
  • Vesicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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