Surface phase behavior and microstructure of lipid/PEG-emulsifier monolayer-coated microbubbles.

@article{Borden2004SurfacePB,
  title={Surface phase behavior and microstructure of lipid/PEG-emulsifier monolayer-coated microbubbles.},
  author={Mark A. Borden and Gang Pu and Gabriel J Runner and Marjorie L Longo},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2004},
  volume={35 3-4},
  pages={209-23}
}
Langmuir trough methods and fluorescence microscopy were combined to investigate the phase behavior and microstructure of monolayer shells coating micron-scale bubbles (microbubbles) typically used in biomedical applications. The monolayer shell consisted of a homologous series of saturated acyl chain phospholipids and an emulsifier containing a single hydrophobic stearate chain and polyethylene glycol (PEG) head group. PEG-emulsifier was fully miscible with expanded phase lipids and phase… CONTINUE READING