Transporting salt across membranes

A dual host approach for co-transporting potassium chloride has been shown to be possible in lipid bilayers, using fluorescence-based transport assays.

Phil Gale and his team from Southampton University (and a collaboration with Kansai University) have shown that the addition of both a cationophore and anionophore can result in a significantly enhanced rate of anion transport through a lipid bilayer membrane.


To find out more, download the communication today, which will be free to access until the 17th January 2011. This communication is also part of the ‘Supramolecular Chemistry’ online collection, where Phil Gale (as well as Jonathan Sessler and Jonathan Steed) are guest editors for this web themed issue. 




If you enjoyed reading the ‘Hot’ communication above, you might also be interested in reading Phil Gale’s recent Highlight on “Anion receptor chemistry” (Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 82-86).

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