Diphytanoyl Lipids

Avanti offers several derivatives of the lipid 16:0 diphytanoyl with various headgroup attachments to give you a choice when deciding which physical properties are important for your experiment. Diphytanoyl lipids have branched fatty acid chains that provide membranes with unique properties including high stability, low water permeability, and no gel-to-fluid phase transition at ambient temperature. Diphytanoyl phospholipids are commonly used as model membranes when conducting electrophysiological experiments. See the wide variety of diphytanoyl lipids that Avanti offers below!

Kara, S., Afonin, S., Babii, O., Tkachenko, A., Komarov, I., Ulrich, A. Diphytanoyl lipids as model systems for studying membrane-active peptides. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Biomembranes. 2017; 1859:1828-1837.