Interaction of hydrophobic tungsten cluster complexes with a phospholipid bilayer

Ilya S. Dovydenko, Yuliya A. Laricheva, Kseniya V. Korchagina, Alina E. Grigoryeva, Elena I. Ryabchikova, Nikolay B. Kompankov, Denis P. Pischur, Artem L. Gushchin, Evgeny K. Apartsin, Maxim N. Sokolov

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Nanoconstructions composed of lipid vesicles and inorganic units (nanoparticles, metal complexes) arouse much interest across materials science and nanotechnology as hybrid materials combining useful functionalities from both parts. Ideally, these units are to be embedded into the bilayer to keep the biophysical performance of lipid vesicles having inorganic moieties screened from the environment. This can be achieved by doping a lipid bilayer with cluster complexes of transition metals. In this work, we report the preparation of nanoparticles from trinuclear W3S4 cluster complexes and egg phosphatidylcholine. A systematic study of their properties was performed by the differential scanning calorimetry, NMR spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, and transmission electron microscopy. Phospholipids and clusters have been found to spontaneously self-assemble into novel cluster-lipid hybrid materials. The behavior of clusters in the hydrophobic lipid environment is determined by the structure of the ligands and cluster-to-lipid ratio. Intact cluster complexes bearing compact hydrophobic ligands are embedded into the hydrophobic midplane of a lipid bilayer, whereas cluster complexes bearing larger ligands drive the aggregation of lipids and cluster complexes. Considering these differences, it could be possible to obtain different self-assembled associates such as cluster-doped liposomes or lipid-covered crystals. These cluster-lipid hybrids can be a platform for the design of new materials for nanotechnology.

Язык оригиналаанглийский
Страницы (с-по)8829-8837
Число страниц9
ЖурналJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Номер выпуска41
СостояниеОпубликовано - 17 окт 2019


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