Structure and phase behavior of a charged glycolipid (1,2-O-dialkyl-3-O-beta-D-glucuronosyl-sn-glycerol).

  title={Structure and phase behavior of a charged glycolipid (1,2-O-dialkyl-3-O-beta-D-glucuronosyl-sn-glycerol).},
  author={R D Koynova and Boris G Tenchov and H L Kuttenreich and H. J. Hinz},
  volume={32 46},
In order to investigate the effects of a net surface charge on the properties of glycolipid membranes, we have synthesized a glyceroglycolipid, 1,2-O-dialkyl-3-O-beta-D-glucuronosyl- sn-glycerol (GlcUA lipid), with saturated alkyl chains of varying length (14, 16, and 18 carbon atoms; 14-, 16-, and 18-GlcUA, respectively) and glucuronic acid with an ionizable 6-carboxyl group as polar residue. Aqueous dispersions of GlcUA lipids have been characterized by differential scanning calorimetry… CONTINUE READING