Accession Number : ADD016306

Title :   Diacetylenic Phospholipids Containing Heteroatom Near Diacetylenic Functionality for Modulation of Microstructure Morphology.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 25 Feb 93, patented 1 Mar 94

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Singh, Alok

Report Date : 01 Mar 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This invention relates to improvements in diacetylenic phospholipids and to lipid microstructures made from these lipids. More particularly, this invention relates to diacetylenic phospholipids with at least one heteroatom spacer on the diacetylenic chains, and to lipid microstructures mad from these lipids. Diacetylenic phospholipids are used in making hollow microstructures, which may be spherical (vesicles) or cylindrical (tubules). These structures are useful for microencapsulation and for controlled release of drugs, antifouling agents in marine paints, and other substances. They offer an alternative to the polymers commonly used in these applications

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PHOSPHOLIPIDS, *MODULATION, *MICROSTRUCTURE, *MORPHOLOGY, *BIOCHEMISTRY, *ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, *ACETYLENE, LIPIDS, SPHERES, ENCAPSULATION, DRUGS, ANTIFOULING, PAINTS, POLYMERS, MOLECULES, ACYLATION, OXYGEN

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE