Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 16, Issue 9, pp 1537–1544 | Cite as

Domain shapes and monolayer structures of triple-chain phospholipids on water

  • A. Dietrich
  • G. Brezesinski
  • H. Möhwald
  • B. Dobner
  • P. Nuhn


Two triple-chain phospholipid isomers were investigated at the air-water interface by means of fluorescence microscopy and grazing incidence X-ray diffraction (GID). The two lipids differ only in the position of the branched chain at the glycerol backbone. Fluorescence microscopy shows different domain sharp-edged domains. In the case of dendritic domains the chains are more tilted, the deviation from hexagonal symmetry is more pronounced and hence the lattice anisotropy is larger.

PACS 68.55

Thin films, growth, structure, epitaxy, and nonelectronic properties 

PACS 68.55.Jk

Structure and morphology, thickness 

PACS 87.15.By

Structure, bonding, stereochemistry, and isomerism of biomolecules 

PACS 01.30.Cc

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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Dietrich
    • 1
  • G. Brezesinski
    • 1
  • H. Möhwald
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Dobner
    • 3
  • P. Nuhn
    • 3
  1. 1.Universität Mainz, Institut für Physikalische ChemieMainzGermany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für Kolloid-und GrenzflächenforschungBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Pharmazeutische ChemieUniversität HalleHalleGermany

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