Amphiphilic COSAN and I2-COSAN crossing synthetic lipid membranes: planar bilayers and liposomes

Carmina Verdiá-BáguenaAntonio AlcarazVicente M. AguilellaAna M. CioranShoji TachikawaHiroyuki NakamuraFrancesc Teixidor and Clara Viñas*  Chem. Commun., 2014,50, 6700-6703

DOI: 10.1039/C4CC01283F

The boron-rich cobaltabisdicarbollide (COSAN) and its 8,8′-I2 derivative (I2-COSAN), both of purely inorganic nature, are shown to cross through synthetic lipid membranes. These results reveal unexpected properties at the interface of biological and synthetic membranes.


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