Stereochemical Dependence of Vesicle Bilayer Properties.
Final progress rept. 1 Sep 92-31 Aug 96,
WYOMING UNIV LARAMIE DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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The project involved several studies of surfactants and their derived vesicles. The primary objective of the project was an elucidation of factors involved in the stabilization and destabilization of vesicles. Work was performed on three studies. The first involved the dependence of the properties of vesicles on the stereochemistry of their constituent surfactants. The second and third studies involved the synthesis of double-chain, double-head group surfactants and chain-substituted phosphocholines, respectively, and characterization of their derived vesicles. The primary methods used to characterize the vesicles were dynamic laser light scattering, to give sizes, and differential scanning calorimetry, to give bilayer phase transition temperatures.
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