Phase changes and mosaic formation in single and mixed phospholipid monolayers at the oil-water interface

J. A.G. Taylor, J. Mingins, B. A. Pethica, Beatrice Y.J. Tan, C. M. Jackson

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Abstract

Insoluble monolayers of phosphatidylcholines and ethanolamines show first-order phase transitions at hydrocarbon-water interfaces, depending on the temperature and chain length. In mixed monolayers of two phosphatidylcholines of different chain lengths, or of phosphatidylcholines and ethanolamines of the same chain length, demixing occurs at the phase transition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - Biomembranes
Volume323
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 27 1973
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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