Interfacial properties of hydrophobically modified biomolecules: fundamental aspects and applications.

Citation:

Magdassi S, Kamyshny A, Baszkin A. Interfacial properties of hydrophobically modified biomolecules: fundamental aspects and applications. J. Dispersion Sci. Technol.Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology. 2001;22 (4) :313 - 322.

Date Published:

2001///

Abstract:

A review. This review describes the interfacial behavior of biomols., which were converted to more hydrophobic derivs. by covalent attachment of hydrophobic chains. The mols. presented are proteins (glucose oxidase, IgG, gelatin, ovalbumin) and polysaccharides (CM-cellulose, pullulan). In general, it was found that such hydrophobically modified biomols. have enhanced surface activity and ability to penetrate into phospholipid monolayers. In addn., it has been demonstrated, that such mols. can be used as efficient emulsifiers and foaming agents, and in unique biomedical application based on combining the surface activity and recognition ability. [on SciFinder(R)]

Notes:

CAPLUS AN 2001:806112(Journal; General Review)