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Phosphatidylcholine-fatty Alcohols Equilibria in Monolayers at the Air/Water Interface.

The Journal of membrane biology (2015-03-25)
Agnieszka Serafin, Zbigniew Artur Figaszewski, Aneta Dorota Petelska
ABSTRACT

Monolayers of phosphatidylcholine (PC), tetradecanol (TD), hexadecanol (HD), octadecanol (OD) and eicosanol (E) and their binary mixtures were investigated at the air/water interface. The surface tension values of pure and mixed monolayers were used to calculate π-A isotherms. The surface tension measurements were carried out at 22 °C using a Teflon trough and a Nima 9000 tensiometer. The interactions between phosphatidylcholine and fatty alcohols (tetradecanol, hexadecanol, octadecanol, eicosanol) result in significant deviations from the additivity rule. An equilibrium theory to describe the behavior of monolayer components at the air/water interface was developed in order to obtain the stability constants, Gibbs free energy values and areas occupied by one molecules of PC-TD, PC-HD, PC-OD and PC-E complexes. We considered the equilibrium between the individual components and the complex and established that phosphatidylcholine and fatty alcohols formed highly stable 1:1 complexes.

MATERIALS
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Brand
Product Description

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1-Chloropropane, 98%
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1-Hexadecanol, ≥99%
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1-Tetradecanol, 97%
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1-Hexadecanol, 95%
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1-Hexadecanol, ReagentPlus®, 99%
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1-Eicosanol, 98%
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1-Octadecanol, ReagentPlus®, 99%
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1-Octadecanol, 95%