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

Products not available in the USA

† 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..

Social Media

LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
Facebook Icon
Instagram Icon


Research. Development. Production.

We are a leading supplier to the global Life Science industry with solutions and services for research, biotechnology development and production, and pharmaceutical drug therapy development and production.

© 2021 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and/or its affiliates. All Rights Reserved.

Reproduction of any materials from the site is strictly forbidden without permission.