Can regular solution theory be applied to lipid bilayer membranes?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Direct measurement of the partition coefficient of n-hexane into phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylcholine-cholesterol bilayers showed that (a) isotropic liquids are not good models for lipid bilayers and (b), Regular Solution Theory cannot, in general, be applied to lipid bilayer membranes at temperatures above their phase transition. Theoretical and experimental evidence given.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Simon, SA; Stone, WL; Bennett, PB

Published Date

  • January 5, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 550 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 38 - 47

PubMed ID

  • 760790

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0005-2736(79)90113-5


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands