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Multifaceted Monoolein

Professor Paul Harper and Students Zach Strango and Chris VerHoef

Tuesday, October 15, at 3:45 p.m. in SB110.

Monoolein is a lipid that forms a multitude of phases, from basic lamellar and inverted hexagonal structures to more exotic phases based on infinite periodic minimal surfaces.  Its multitudinous morphologies are matched only by its utility, finding service as a food additive, drug delivery matrix, and a framework for protein crystallography.   We'll examine the structures and uses of monoolein and then present our measurements of monoolein and sucrose phase transition kinetics. 





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