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Critical Micelle Concentrations (CMCs) - Avanti® Polar Lipids


The critical micelle concentration (CMC) can be approximately defined as the lipid monomer concentration at which appreciable amounts (>5% of total) of micellar aggregates first begin to appear in the equilibrium: nM1<=>Mn

CMC Values

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† Data provided by Dr. Rinku Majumder, Department of Biochemistry, The University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

Lipid Acronyms Key

PC = phosphatidylcholine
PG = phosphatidylglycerol
PS = phosphatidylserine

Lipid Acronyms Key

CMC’s were determined in house by using a Pyrene Fluorescence technique or were obtained from the literature. Many of the literature values were confirmed by our in-house method.

The method is generally outlined by: Fluorescent Probes For Critical Micelle Concentration


Derek M. 2013. Handbook of Lipid Bilayers. ISBN 0849332559. CRC Press, Inc..
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