Molecular structure of the dioctadecyldimethylammonium bromide (DODAB) bilayer.

Dioctadecyldimethylammonium bromide (DODAB) is a double-chained quaternary ammonium surfactant that assembles in water into bilayer structures. This letter reports the molecular dynamics (MD) computer simulations of the DODAB bilayer at 25 °C. The simulations show that the surfactant membrane arranges spontaneously into the rippled phase (P(β)(')) at that… (More)