Orientation Studies of Probe Molecules in Lamellar Liquid Crystalline Lipid Systems by Linear Dichroism
Journal article, 1977

The LD-method of inclined incidence was found useful in the study of the orientations of probe chromophores (carotene, anthracene) solubilized in lamellar mesophases of the systems sodium octanoate/decanol/water and sodium di-2-ethylhexylsulphosuccinate/water, respectively. The results suggest the existence of two competing molecular orientation mechanisms aligning the longest axis of the probe molecule either parallel with the lamellar surface or perpendicular to it.


I. Jonas

K. Fontell

G. Lindblom

Spectroscopy Letters

0038-7010 (ISSN) 1532-2289 (eISSN)

Vol. 10 6 501-506

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Physical Chemistry



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