Investigating the toxicity of ionic liquids by model cellular membrane | Department of Physics

Investigating the toxicity of ionic liquids by model cellular membrane

Ionic liquids (ILs) are important for their antimicrobial activity and are found to be toxic to some microorganisms. To shed light on the mechanism of their activities, the interaction of imidazolium-based ILs with bacteria and cell-membrane-mimicking lipid mono- and bilayers have been planned to study. The survival of the bacteria and corresponding growth inhibition are known to be influenced by the ILs. To understand the mechanism, the interaction of these liquids will cellular membrane will be quantified by using the lipid monolayer formed at an air−water interface and the soft-supported lipid bilayer formed by self-assembly on a polymer cushion.

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Assistant Professor