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Coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations have been used to explore the interactions of C(60) and its derivatives with lipid bilayers. Pristine C(60) partitions into the bilayer core, whilst C(60)(OH)(20) experiences a central energetic barrier to permeation across the bilayer. For intermediate levels of derivatization, e.g. C(60)(OH)(10), this central barrier is smaller and there is an energetic well at the bilayer/water interface, thus promoting entry into cells via bilayer permeation whilst maintaining solubility in water.

Original publication

DOI

10.1088/0957-4484/20/11/115102

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nanotechnology

Publication Date

18/03/2009

Volume

20

Keywords

Computer Simulation, Fullerenes, Lipid Bilayers, Models, Molecular, Thermodynamics