Accession Number : AD0769151

Title :   High Resolution Deuterium Magnetic Resonance - An Approach to the Study of Molecular Organization in Biological Membranes and Model Systems,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) DIV OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Saito,Hazime ; Schreier-Muccillo,S. ; Smith,Ian C. P.

Report Date : 31 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Reported are the results obtained from the high resolution deuterium resonance (2H NMR) spectra of selectively deuterated lauric acid intercalated in sonicated egg lecithin bilayers. Deuterium resonance has the advantage that selective deuteration can be easily effected and that the linewidths are principally determined by quadrupole relaxation. Intermolecular effects (dipole-dipole interaction) which complicate proton relaxation mechanisms are eliminated in 2H NMR.

Descriptors :   (*Membranes(Biology), Molecular structure), (*Magnetic resonance, Membranes(Biology)), (*Deuterium, Magnetic resonance), Canada

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE