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Color and Shape Changing Polymeric Ribbons and Sheets
IB-1677

 

PATENT APPLICATION ABSTRACT:

The present invention provides the design, synthesis and characterization of compositions comprising asymmetric bolaamphiphilic lipids that form extended polymeric ribbons and wide sheets. These compositions may be doped, or interspersed, with various compounds to fine-tune the fluidity and rigidity of the bolaamphiphilic lipid composition, and promote other morphologies of the composition, including fluid vesicles and truncated flat sheets. Upon an increase in pH these compositions undergo a calorimetric and morphological transformation.

STATUS:

  • U.S. Patent #7,049,152. Available for licensing or collaborative research.

REFERENCE NUMBER: IB-1677

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