This interesting work extensively describes newer applications of liquid membrane systems which contain molecular and/or ion recognizing carrier compounds and the related characteristic membrane materials. This volume focuses on the current knowledge about chemistry, biology and related technology of liquid membranes. It reviews the most recent advances in design and characteristics of synthetic liquid membrane transport. Additionally, this fascinating reference discusses up-to-date topics in the analytical and separation science, plus biomimetic membrane technology. Because this book is presented in a compact, understandable format, readers can start from biological cell membranes, then net aspects of host-guest chemistry for effective recognition of ions and molecules, followed by its application for artificial sensors-such as neuro-systems, functionalized new detergents, mechanochemical systems, and separation chemistry. This publication is ideal for graduate-level students and will stimulate university and industry researchers.
Introduction. Characteristics of Natural Liquid Membranes. Characteristics of Synthetic Liquid Membranes. Synthetic Strategies for Selective Liquid Membranes. Mechanistic Principles of Liquid Membrane Transport. Practical Utilization of Liquid Membrane Systems to Determination and Separation Methods. New Trends in Liquid Membrane Science. Emulsion and Supported Liquid Membranes. Excitable Liquid Membranes. Liquid Membrane Transport Controlled by Responsive Functions. Permeation Control Through Lipid Bilayer-Immobilized Films. Centrifugal Countercurrent Type Chromatography as Multistage Liquid Membrane Transport Systems. Subject Index.