Lipid bilayers are a key component of cell membranes and play a crucial role in life and in bio-nanotechnology. As a result, controlling their physicochemical properties holds the promise of effective therapeutic strategies. Ionic liquids (ILs)-a vast class of complex organic electrolytes-have shown a high degree of affinity with lipid bilayers and can be exploited in this context. However, the chemical physics of IL absorption and partitioning into lipid bilayers is yet to be fully understood. This work focuses on the absorption of the model IL [bmim] [Cl] into 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) lipid bilayers across their gel, ripple, and fluid phases. Here, by small-angle neutron scattering, we show that (i) the IL cations are absorbed in the lipid bilayer in all its thermodynamic phases and (ii) the amount of IL inserted into the lipid phase increased with increasing temperature, changing from three to four IL cations per 10 lipids with increasing temperature from 10 degrees C in the gel phase to 40 degrees C in the liquid phase, respectively. An explicative hypothesis, based on the entropy gain coming from the IL hydration water, is presented to explain the observed temperature trend. The ability to control IL absorption with temperature can be used as a handle to tune the effect of ILs on biomembranes and can be exploited in bio-nanotechnological applications.

Benedetto, A., Kelley, E.G. (2022). Absorption of the [bmim][Cl] Ionic Liquid in DMPC Lipid Bilayers across Their Gel, Ripple, and Fluid Phases. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL, 126(17), 3309-3318 [10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c00710].

Absorption of the [bmim][Cl] Ionic Liquid in DMPC Lipid Bilayers across Their Gel, Ripple, and Fluid Phases

Benedetto, Antonio
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2022-01-01

Abstract

Lipid bilayers are a key component of cell membranes and play a crucial role in life and in bio-nanotechnology. As a result, controlling their physicochemical properties holds the promise of effective therapeutic strategies. Ionic liquids (ILs)-a vast class of complex organic electrolytes-have shown a high degree of affinity with lipid bilayers and can be exploited in this context. However, the chemical physics of IL absorption and partitioning into lipid bilayers is yet to be fully understood. This work focuses on the absorption of the model IL [bmim] [Cl] into 1,2-dimyristoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DMPC) lipid bilayers across their gel, ripple, and fluid phases. Here, by small-angle neutron scattering, we show that (i) the IL cations are absorbed in the lipid bilayer in all its thermodynamic phases and (ii) the amount of IL inserted into the lipid phase increased with increasing temperature, changing from three to four IL cations per 10 lipids with increasing temperature from 10 degrees C in the gel phase to 40 degrees C in the liquid phase, respectively. An explicative hypothesis, based on the entropy gain coming from the IL hydration water, is presented to explain the observed temperature trend. The ability to control IL absorption with temperature can be used as a handle to tune the effect of ILs on biomembranes and can be exploited in bio-nanotechnological applications.
2022
Benedetto, A., Kelley, E.G. (2022). Absorption of the [bmim][Cl] Ionic Liquid in DMPC Lipid Bilayers across Their Gel, Ripple, and Fluid Phases. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. B, CONDENSED MATTER, MATERIALS, SURFACES, INTERFACES & BIOPHYSICAL, 126(17), 3309-3318 [10.1021/acs.jpcb.2c00710].
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