Adsorption behavior of the zwitterionic phospholipid dipalmitoyl-phosphatidylcholine (DPPC) at the polarizable liquid/liquid interface formed between water and 1,2-dichloroethane electrolyte solutions is studied taking into account both the pH of the aqueous phase and the concentration of the phospholipid in the organic phase by cyclic voltammetry. Experimental results showed that the adsorption of the phospholipid strongly depends on the pH of the aqueous phase, which determines the surface ionization of the polar head of the phospholipid molecule and hence the stability of the adsorbed layer of phospholipids.
Interface between two immiscible electrolyte solutions, adsorption, facilitated proton transfer, ion transfer voltammetry
"Transfer of the protonable surfactant dipalmitoyl-phosphatidylcholine across a large liquid/liquid interface: a voltammetric study,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 42:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol42/iss2/6