Juan José Giner-Casares

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Membranes are major targets to oxidative damage, particularly due to lipid oxidation, which has been associated to aging. The role, efficacy and membrane interaction of antioxidants is still unclear, requiring further understanding of molecular interaction. Hence, the objective of this work was to evaluate the interaction between antioxidants (α-tocopherol(More)
Whereas, commonly, Langmuir monolayers are structurally dominated by the aliphatic chains, we present here the first case of monolayers where the chains merely serve anchoring at the air/water interface and the organization is dictated by the hydrophilic head group self-assembling in a hexagonal lattice. These head groups are polyoxometalates known for(More)
Au nanotriangles display interesting nanoplasmonic features with potential application in various fields. However, such applications have been hindered by the lack of efficient synthetic methods yielding sufficient size and shape monodispersity, as well as by insufficient morphological stability. We present here a synthesis and purification protocol that(More)
This work focuses on the interaction of mycolic acids (MAs) and two antimycobacterial compounds (Rifabutin and N'-acetyl-Rifabutin) at the pulmonary membrane level to convey a biophysical perspective of their role in disease. For this purpose, accurate biophysical techniques (Langmuir isotherms, Brewster angle microscopy, and polarization-modulation(More)
The surface active derivative of the organic dye Acridine Orange (N-10-dodecyl-acridine orange (DAO)) has been included in mixed Langmuir monolayers with stearic acid (SA). The maximum relative content on DAO for a stable mixed monolayer is a molar ratio of X(DAO) = 0.5. Brewster angle microscopy (BAM) reveals a high homogeneity at the micrometer level for(More)
Janus gold nanoparticles are of high interest because they allow directed self-assembly and display plasmonic properties. We succeeded in coating gold nanoparticles with two different polymers that form a Janus shell. The spontaneous segregation of two immiscible polymers at the surface of the nanoparticles was verified by NOESY NMR and most importantly by(More)
Mixed Langmuir monolayers and Langmuir-Schaefer (LS) films containing the cationic metallosurfactant bis(2-phenylpyridine)(4,4'-diheptadecyl-2,2'-bipyridine)-iridium(III) chloride (Ir-complex) and the anionic tetrakis(4-sulfonatophenyl)porphyrin (TSPP) in 4:1 molar ratio have been successfully prepared by the co-spreading method at the air-water interface.(More)
Mixed Langmuir monolayers of 10,12-Pentacosadiynoic acid (DA) and amphiphilic hemicyanine (HSP) have been fabricated at the air-water interface. The mixed monolayer has been proved to be completely homogeneous. The DA molecules are arranged in a single monolayer within the mixed Langmuir monolayer, as opposed to the typical trilayer architecture for the(More)
Inorganic nanoparticles (NPs) appear as the forefront functional structure in nanotechnology. The preparation of functional materials based on inorganic NPs requires their assembly onto well-defined structures. Within this context, self-assembly at air-liquid interfaces is probably the best candidate for a universal procedure for active materials composed(More)
Prussian Blue analogue (PBA) nanoparticles can be self-assembled at air/liquid interfaces to build novel materials with interesting magnetic features. Herein, we study the influence of the size of PBA Cs0.4 Ni[Cr(CN)6 ]0.9 and K0.25 Ni[Fe(CN)6 ]0.75 nanoparticles on the self-assembly behavior by synchrotron X-ray reflectivity. Both nanoparticles show(More)