Understanding the mutual impact of interaction between hydrophobic nanoparticles and pulmonary surfactant monolayer

Amit K. Sachan, Hans Joachim Galla

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Abstract

Interaction between hydrophobic nanoparticles (NPs) and a pulmonary surfactant (PS) film leads to a shift in molecular packing of surfactant molecules in the PS film around the interacting NPs. The resultant structural arrangement of surfactants around the NPs may be a potential structural factor responsible for their high retention ability within the film. Moreover, during this interaction, surfactant molecules coat the NPs and change their surface properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1069-1075
Number of pages7
JournalSmall
Volume10
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 26 2014

Keywords

  • atomic force microscopy
  • monolayers
  • nanomanipulation
  • nanoparticles
  • pulmonary surfactants

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