Electric characteristics of lipid-modified monolayer membranes for taste sensors

K. Hayashi, K. Toko, M. Yamanaka, H. Yoshihara, K. Yamafuji, H. Ikezaki, R. Toukubo, K. Sato

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Lipid membranes are useful materials to transform information about taste substances into electric signals. A lipid monolayer membrane for a taste sensor has been prepared by adsorbing lipid materials to the hydrophobic surface of a polymer membrane. The lipid-modified membranes respond to such electrolytic taste substances as HCl (sourness) or NaCl (saltiness) with large response magnitudes and such non-electrolytic substances as caffeine (bitterness) or sugar (sweetness) with high sensitivities. Thus the present membrane has a high ability to detect taste.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
Journal"Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical"
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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