The distribution of amphiphilic molecules between membrane and buffer solutions, containing the amphiphile aggregates, is described by a simple model. The phenomenological relations describing the partitioning were derived and compared with the electron paramagnetic resonance measurements of the bovine erythrocyte-spin labeled methyl ester of the palmitic acid system. The apparent variation of the partition coefficient with the amphiphile concentration is explained.
KeywordsElectron Paramagnetic Resonance Partition Coefficient Spin Probe Amphiphilic Molecule Molecular Aggregate
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