Self-aggregated Macrocycles for Mass Transport across Cell Membrane | Department of Chemistry

Self-aggregated Macrocycles for Mass Transport across Cell Membrane

The mass transport between the external and interior environment of the cells is an essential process in all living organisms for survival. Nature performs this process elegantly by using well-defined channels of natural proteins such as Aquaporin. The structure and size of the channels play a crucial role in selectivity and in transport efficiency, where the molecules are transported overcoming high energetic barriers. We aim to create artificial ion channels by using self-aggregating macrocycles that can be applied for mass transport across lipid bilayers. In addition, we would also like to explore the uses of these self-aggregated systems for molecular recognition, molecular electronics, and other functional materials.

Faculty

Assistant Professor

Students

Jinti Moni kumar
Ph.D. Scholar