Poly-N-Methylpyrrole Modified Electrodes to Investigate Bile Salt-Lecithin Aggregation

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Poly-N-Methylpyrrole Modified Electrodes to Investigate Bile Salt-Lecithin Aggregation

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 21st August 2006
  • Speaker: Dilec Madenci (University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Surfactants spontaneously self-assemble in solution into a variety of microstructures. However, pathways leading to these microstructures have only been addressed recently. In my project, I aim to develop an electrochemical method for the selective control and measurement of surfactant concentration, thereby inducing structural transitions in solutions containing surfactants, especially those leading to vesicles. Particularly, aqueous mixtures of bile-salt and lecithin, which represent model systems with relevance to biology, physiology and pharmacy. In a specific example, an electrode surface will be modified by producing a film of Poly-N-Methylpyrrole conducting polymer through electropolymerisation of the monomer via electrochemical oxidation.

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