Phospholipid interactions in monolayers

B. A. Pethica, J. Mingins, J. A.G. Taylor

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Following a short historical survey of the field of insoluble lipid monolayers, the relevance of such surface studies to membrane structure and behavior is briefly discussed. Some of the main findings on phospholipid monolayers at both air-water and oil-water interfaces are then described with particular emphasis on the two-dimensional phase transitions found at high monolayer densities. Finally new surface pressure and potential data for phosphatidyl ethanolamine monolayers spread over a wide range of areas at the oil-water interface are presented and discussed in molecular terms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-8
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Colloid And Interface Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1976
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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