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Mechanisms of liposomes/water partitioning pf (p-methylbenzyl) alkylamines

Mechanisms of liposomes/water partitioning pf (p-methylbenzyl) alkylamines

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Purpose. The objective of this study was to compare and interpret the variations in lipophilicity of homologous (p-methylbenzyl)alkylamines (MBAAs) in isotropic (octanol/water) and anisotropic (zwitterionic liposomes/water) system.
Mechanisms of liposomes/water partitioning pf (p-methylbenzyl) alkylamines

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Purpose. The objective of this study was to compare and interpret the variations in lipophilicity of homologous (p-methylbenzyl)alkylamines (MBAAs) in isotropic (octanol/water) and anisotropic (zwitterionic liposomes/water) system. Methods. Two experimental approaches were used, namely the pH-metric method to measure lipophilicity parameters in octanol/water and liposomes/water systems, and changes in NMR relaxation rates to validate the former method and to gain additional insights into the mechanisms of liposomes/water partitioning. Results. For long-chain homologues (N-butyl to N-heptyl), the octanol/ water and liposomes/water systems mostly expressed hydrophobicity. In contrast, the lipophilicity of the shorter homologues (N-methyl to N-propyl) in the two systems expressed various electrostatic and polar interactions. Conclusions. The study sheds light on the molecular interactions between zwitterionic liposomes and amphiphilic solutes in neutral and cationic form.

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