Highly permeable and selective pore-spanning biomimetic membrane embedded with aquaporin Z

Honglei Wang, Tai-Shung Chung*, Yen Wah Tong, Kandiah Jeyaseelan, Arunmozhiarasi Armugam, Zaichun Chen, Minghui Hong, Wolfgang Meier

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Abstract

A highly permeable yet highly selective pore-spanning biomimetic membrane embedded with aquaporin Z is molecularly designed and constructed via a combination of pressure-assisted vesicle adsorption and covalent-conjugation- driven vesicle fusion on a porous support. This approach represents a significant breakthrough in the architecture of biomimetic membranes embedded with aquaporin in a planar form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1190
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume8
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2012

Keywords

  • aquaporin Z
  • biomimetic materials
  • block copolymers
  • forward osmosis
  • pore-spanning membranes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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