Accession Number:

ADD013696

Title:

Method of Making Lipid Tubules by a Cooling Process.

Descriptive Note:

Patent Application, Filed 29 Feb 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1988-02-29

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Diacetylinic phosphocholines have distinctly different endothermic and exothermic transition temperatures. Lipid tubules are formed by hydrating a diacetylinic phosphocholine at a temperature above its endothermic transition temperature. The hydrated lipid is then cooled slowly to a formation temperature 1- to 10 C below the exothermic transition temperature to form tubule structures. The tubules structures can be polymerized to form permanent tubules. The tubules can be used in the same manner as a liposome vesicle or they can be metal coated for a variety of applications.

Subject Categories:

  • Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
  • Biochemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE