Confinement of a hydrophilic polymer in membrane lyotropic phases.

@article{LpezEsparza2009ConfinementOA,
  title={Confinement of a hydrophilic polymer in membrane lyotropic phases.},
  author={Ricardo L{\'o}pez-Esparza and Marie-Alice Guedeau-Boudeville and Eduardo Larios-Rodr{\'i}guez and Amir Maldonado and Raymond Ober and Wladimir Urbach},
  journal={Journal of colloid and interface science},
  year={2009},
  volume={331 1},
  pages={
          185-90
        }
}
We study the confinement of a hydrophilic polymer (polyethylene glycol or PEG) between the bilayers of the zwitterionic surfactant tetradecyldimethyl aminoxide (C(14)DMAO). Small angle X-ray scattering and electron microscopy experiments show that the polymer modifies the physical properties of the lyotropic smectic (L(alpha)) phase. The observed effects are similar to those reported for anchored hydrophobically-modified polymers, indicating a strong interaction between PEG and the C(14)DMAO… Expand
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