Electron spin resonance (ESR) and quasielastic laser scattering (QELS) measurements have been carried out on sodium taurodeoxycholate (NaTDC) micellar aqueous solutions. Computer simulation of the ESR line shape has been used to quantitatively analyze the rotational dynamics of the cholestan-spin label (CSL) dissolved by the NaTDC micellar aggregates as a function of temperature and NaCl concentration. The local reorientation of CSL has been accounted for motionally-averaged g- and A-tensors assuming fast oscillation around the spin-probe long molecular axis. The overall Brownian tumbling of CSL-micelle complexes has been modeled by an axially symmetric rotational tensor. Good agreement with experimental spectra is obtained. Best-fit rotational parameters and QELS data suggest that, in the circumstance of large aggregation, NaTDC micelles have cylindrical shape and micellar growth occurs along the cylinder axis. (C) 2004 American Institute of Physics.
|Titolo:||On the growth and shape of sodium taurodeoxycholate micellar aggregates: A spin-label and quasielastic light scattering investigation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Appartiene alla tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|