화학공학소재연구정보센터
Advanced Materials, Vol.19, No.18, 2433-2433, 2007
Bio-functional mesolamellar nanocomposites based on inorganic/polymer intercalation in purple membrane (bacteriorhodopsin) films
Evaporation-induced intercalation of nanosheets of organosilica, organo-clay or various organic polymers within the interlayer spaces of an oriented bacteriorhodopsin/lipid membrane mesolamellar film is used to prepare stable, self-supporting biofunctional hybrid nanocomposites with photochromic and photoelectric properties. Compared with unmodified purple membrane films, mesolamellar nanocomposites containing intercalated organosilica exhibit enhanced stability in their photoelectric response at high relative humidity.