Influence of a hydrophilic spacer on the structure of a phospholipid monolayer

Struth, B, Scalas, E, Brezesinski, G, Möhwald, H, Bringezu, F, Bouwman, W G and Kjaer, K (1994) Influence of a hydrophilic spacer on the structure of a phospholipid monolayer. Nuovo Cimento D, 16 (9). pp. 1545-1550. ISSN 0392-6737

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Abstract

We present the results of thermodynamical and X-ray grazing incidence diffraction experiments performed on Langmuir monolayers of ether lipids with hydrophilic spacers between the glycerol backbone and the phosphatidylcholine head group: DHPC, DH-E01-PC, and DH-E02-PC. As a spacer the oxy-ethylene group is used, which is a typical hydrophilic unit of non-ionic tensides. It turns out that the introduction of the hydrophilic spacers leads to a fluidization of the monolayer and reduces the tilt angle of the chains.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0450 Physical and theoretical chemistry
Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD0901 Crystallography
Depositing User: Enrico Scalas
Date Deposited: 03 Oct 2014 12:18
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2014 12:18
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/50325
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