Studies of Cellulose Acetate Supported Ergosterol Liquid MembraneVandana Upadhyay*
Department of Chemistry, Marwar Business School, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Vandana Upadhyay
Department of Chemistry, Marwar Business School
Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: January 28, 2012; Accepted date: May 22, 2012; Published date: May 27, 2012
Citation: Upadhyay V (2012) Studies of Cellulose Acetate Supported Ergosterol Liquid Membrane. J Memb Sci Technol 2:116. doi:10.4172/2155-9589.1000116
Copyright: © 2012 Upadhyay V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Supported liquid membrane on cellulose acetate matrix has been formed by using ergosterol, a fungal product as a surfactant. The behaviour of this membrane has been simulated with biological membranes by its electrochemical characterization. For this purpose membrane potential has been measured using NaCl and CaCl2 solutions of different concentrations. Ionic transport numbers have been used to estimate fixed charge density and permselectivity. The variation of membrane potential has also been examined as a function of concentration and pH values of NaCl & CaCl2 solutions.