Synthesis and Characterization of Amphiphilic molecules for their use in health care industry
|Abstract||Amphipathic molecules consist of hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions, which make them surface-active molecules. The uniqueness of these compounds results in inducing low surface tension and self-assembly of the molecules inside a solvent which have been exploited in personal care, the oil industry and agriculture industry. Amphipathic molecules are also used in the healthcare industry as drug delivery systems and other bio-nanotechnology applications.
In this thesis, a novel series of grafted siloxanes have been explored for their probable application in the healthcare industry. The siloxanes are grafted with poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and quaternary ammonium salt (QUAT). The effects of varying 1) molar ratios of QUAT to PEG and 2) PEG c... (more)
|Contributor||Gupta, Srishti (Author) / Green, Matthew D (Advisor) / Kodibagkar, Vikram (Committee member) / Holloway, Julianne (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)|
|Subject||Chemical engineering / amphiphillic / characterization / siloxane / synthesis|
|Note||Masters Thesis Chemical Engineering 2018|
|Collaborating Institutions||Graduate College / ASU Library|
|Additional Formats||MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS|