Adsorption of liposomes and emulsions studied with a quartz crystal microbalance
2001 (English)In: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, ISSN 0001-8686, E-ISSN 1873-3727, Vol. 89, 383-394 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The adsorption from phospholipid liposome solutions (1.2%) and phospholipid stabilized oil-in-water emulsions (20% purified soybean oil) with the same phospholipid liposome concentration, has been followed by means of a quartz crystal microbalance allowing the simultaneous determination of changes in resonance frequency and energy dissipation. Both the fundamental resonance frequency and the third overtone were used for following the interfacial processes. The adsorption from the liposome solution resulted in formation of a phospholipid bilayer with an additional and incomplete outer layer of liposomes. The outer layer was removed by dilution leaving a bilayer of phospholipids on the surface. The adsorption process observed from the concentrated emulsion solution was considerably more complex. A slow spreading process that also resulted in some expulsion of material from the interface followed the rapid initial adsorption of emulsion droplets. After rinsing with water a phospholipid bilayer was retained on the surface.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 89, 383-394 p.
emulsion, liposome, phospholipid, quartz crystal microbalance, adsorption, spreading, vesicles
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-20310ISI: 000166578400018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-20310DiVA: diva2:339004
QC 201005252010-08-102010-08-10Bibliographically approved