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Versatility of Reverse Micelles: From Biomimetic Model to Nano(Bio)Sensors Design

Version 1 : Received: 1 November 2018 / Approved: 2 November 2018 / Online: 2 November 2018 (13:25:22 CET)

How to cite: Arsene, M.; Gurban, A.; Jecu, M.; Doni, M. Versatility of Reverse Micelles: From Biomimetic Model to Nano(Bio)Sensors Design. Preprints 2018, 2018110061 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0061.v1). Arsene, M.; Gurban, A.; Jecu, M.; Doni, M. Versatility of Reverse Micelles: From Biomimetic Model to Nano(Bio)Sensors Design. Preprints 2018, 2018110061 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201811.0061.v1).

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the principal structural and dynamics characteristics of reverse micelles (RMs) in order to highlight their structural flexibility and versatility, along with the possibility to modulate their parameters in a controlled-manner. The multifunctionality in a large range of different scientific fields is exemplified in two distinct directions: a theoretical model for mimicry of biological microenvironment and practical application in the field of nanotechnology and nano-based sensors. RMs represents a convenient experimental approach that limits the drawbacks of the conventionally biological studies in vitro, while the particular structure confers them the status of simplified mimics of cells by reproducing a complex supramolecular organization in an artificial system. The biological relevance of RMs is discussed in some particular cases referring to the confinement and crowding environment, molecular dynamics of water and cell membrane structure. The use of RMs in different range of applications seems to be more promising due to their structural and compositional flexibility, a high efficiency and selectivity being achieved. The advance in nanotechnology is based on developing new methods of nanomaterials synthesis and deposition. This review highlighting the advantages of using RMs in synthesis of nanoparticles with specific properties and in nano (bio)sensors design.

Subject Areas

reverse micelles, biomimetic, confinement, water dynamics, nanoparticles, nano(bio) sensors

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