Surface adsorption of lipopeptides: interfacial layer structure


Lipopeptide surfactants are highly effective at reducing interfacial tension. However, there is a general lack of understanding of the relationship between their molecular architecture, interfacial activity and interfacial layer structure. Although lipopeptides are very abundant in nature, it is difficult to purify them due to a high extent of mixing. In this work, we will take advantage of modern synthetic chemistry to make highly pure samples and study how molecular structures affect interfacial structures in a systematic manner. This experiment aims at sudying surface adsorption using the acyl chain deuterated samples we have recently made. The neutron measurements will be made at the air/water interface.

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Creator Professor Jian Lu; Miss Maria Rodriguez-Rius; Dr Xiubo (Jon) Zhao; Miss Shuyi Han; Mr Zhiming Lu; Dr Arwel Hughes
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2014
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2011-11-01T09:12:57Z
Temporal Coverage End 2011-11-22T23:32:24Z