We investigated the key factors that affect enantioselective adsorption of ibuprofen (IBU) on a liposome membrane by changing its lipid composition: the liposome membrane shows different membrane fluidity, surface charge, content of chiral components, and heterogeneity (nanodomain). Nonspecific interactions (hydrophobic and electrostatic) were revealed to be an important factor in enhancing the adsorbed amount of IBU, based on adsorption experiments carried out using single lipids (DPPC, DMPC, DOPC, and DLPC) and positively charged liposomes (DOTAP and liposome containing DC-Ch). Furthermore, control of the boundary edge (i.e., the nanodomain size) derived from the membrane heterogeneity was important for enantioselective adsorption; as well as multiple weak interactions between lipid molecules and IBU enantiomers. The above findings provided a good index for constructing liposomal chiral adsorbents.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films
- Materials Chemistry