Colloid and Polymer Science

, Volume 254, Issue 10, pp 856–858 | Cite as

Water permeability of bilipid membranes in presence of nitric acid and nitrogen dioxide

  • H. H. G. Jellinek
  • P. Nadolski


The water permeabilities of phosphotidyl choline bilipid membranes have been measured in absence and presence of nitric acid and N02 respectively. The permeability coefficients increase on addition of nitric acid but decrease eventually to zero on addition of nitrogen dioxide. These results have a bearing on respiration processes involving membranes of the alveoli in the lung and also membranes of blood capillaries.


Nitrogen Polymer Permeability Physical Chemistry Dioxide 
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Die Permeabilitäten von Wasser für Phosphotidyl Choline Bilipid Membranen wurden in Abwesenheit und Gegenwart von Salpetersäure und Stickstoffdioxyd gemessen. Die Permeabilitäts-Koeffizienten nehmen in Gegenwart von Salpetersäure zu, aber sie nehmen ab, wenn Stickstoffdioxyd hinzugefügt wird. Diese Resultate sind wichtig für Atmungsprozesse, an welchen die Membranen von Alveolen der Lunge und auch Membranen der Blutkapillaren teilnehmen.


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. H. G. Jellinek
    • 1
  • P. Nadolski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Institute of Colloid Surface ScienceClarkson College of TechnologyPotsdamU.S.A.

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