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Characterization of alkyl chain conformation in an intercalated cationic lipid bilayer by IR spectroscopy

Venkataraman, NV and Vasudevan, S (2002) Characterization of alkyl chain conformation in an intercalated cationic lipid bilayer by IR spectroscopy. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 106 (32). pp. 7766-7773.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp025743g

Abstract

A structural analysis of alkyl chain conformation of an intercalated cationic lipid bilayer is described. Dialkyl dimethylammonium ions (di-C(n)DA) were ion exchanged into the galleries of layered cadmium thiophosphate to give Cd0.83PS3(di-C(n)DA)(0.34). The grafting density and interlayer expansions were identical to those for the intercalated single chain alkyl trimethylammonium (C(n)TA) bilayers. The increased methylene chain density in the galleries, however, forces the intercalated lipid to adopt a more trans ordered structure. Progression bands arising from the coupling of vibrational modes of trans methylene units are used to establish the extent of trans registry. Two types of ordered structures of the intercalated cationic lipid may be distinguished. One in which both alkyl chains adopt an all-trans geometry, and one in which the methylene bond adjacent to the headgroup on one of the alkyl chains is gauche. The latter structure is typically found in the crystalline state of these cationic lipids. The concentrations of the two structures were determined from the ratio of the intensities of the progression bands and were found to remain unchanged with temperature.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 10:23
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2011 10:23
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39034

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