DSC STUDIES OF THE PHASE TRANSITION BEHAVIOR OF SYNTHETIC BILAYER MEMBRANES. PART I. BILAYER MEMBRANES OF DOUBLE-CHAIN AMPHIPHILES.

Toyoki Kunitake, Reiko Ando, Yuichi Ishikawa

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Abstract

The gel-to-liquid crystal phase transition of bilayer membranes of synthetic double-chain amphiphiles was systematically examined by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). A large amount of the DSC data - phase transition temperature (T//c), enthalpy change and entropy change - collected mostly in these laboratories were correlated with the structural element of the component amphiphiles. These amphiphiles are composed of alkyl tails, connectors, spacers, and hydrophilic heads. The T//c value is raised with increasing lengths of tails and spacers, and when hydrocarbon tails are replaced with perfluorocarbon tails.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-243
Number of pages23
JournalMemoirs of the Kyushu University, Faculty of Engineering
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1986

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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