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Pendant ionic groups of conjugated oligoelectrolytes govern their ability to intercalate into microbial membranes

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Abstract

Conjugated oligoelectrolytes (COEs) bearing pyridinium and carboxylate groups are synthesized, characterized, and compared to the trimethylammonium analogue from which they are derived. All COEs are able to spontaneously intercalate into liposomes, whereas only positively charged COEs intercalate into E. coli membranes. Membrane intercalation is determined necessary for performance enhancement in microbial fuel cells.

Graphical abstract: Pendant ionic groups of conjugated oligoelectrolytes govern their ability to intercalate into microbial membranes

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2015, accepted on 01 May 2015 and first published on 01 May 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01724F
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Citation: Chem. Commun., 2015,51, 9294-9297
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    Pendant ionic groups of conjugated oligoelectrolytes govern their ability to intercalate into microbial membranes

    A. W. Thomas, C. Catania, L. E. Garner and G. C. Bazan, Chem. Commun., 2015, 51, 9294
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CC01724F

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