POPC

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POPC
1-palmitoyl-2-oleoylphosphatidylcholine.svg
Names
IUPAC name
[(2R)-3-Hexadecanoyloxy-2-[(Z)-octadec-9-enoyl]oxypropyl] 2-(trimethylazaniumyl)ethyl phosphate
Other names
1-Palmitoyl-2-oleoylphosphatidylcholine
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChemSpider
ECHA InfoCard 100.043.673
Properties
C42H82NO8P
Molar mass 760.09 g·mol−1
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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POPC is a phosphatidylcholine. It is a diacylglycerol and phospholipid. The full name is 1-palmitoyl-2-oleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine. It is an important phospholipid for biophysical experiments and has been used to study various subjects such as lipid rafts. POPC also used in systems mimicking the cell membrane such as Nanodiscs.[1] It is available commercially synthetically[2] and is naturally present in eukaryotic cell membranes.

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