Mimicking the Secretory Action of a Gland by a Composite System Made of a pH-Responsive Surfactant-Based Hydrogel and a Dialysis Membrane

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The hydrogel obtained by a zwitterionic N-oxide surfactant is proposed as the core of a pH-responsive artificial gland model. The viscosity and pH variations, induced by pulse additions of acid and base, are investigated by a pyridinium salt and alizarin red S, respectively. The artificial gland model is implemented by enclosing the gel within a dialysis membrane, and its secretory action is tested by monitoring the release of a fluorescent acridinium salt.

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Cesaretti, Alessio; Di Guida, Irene; Caldero-Rodríguez, Naishka E.; Clementi, Catia; Germani, Raimondo; Gentili, Pier Luigi (2018): Mimicking the Secretory Action of a Gland by a Composite

System Made of a pH-Responsive Surfactant-Based Hydrogel and a Dialysis

Membrane. ACS Publications. Collection.