Phase diagram of Octadecyl glyceryl ether
(Batylalcohol, CAS 544-62-7) and water.
x-axis shows ratio water / lipid.

 

Polar Lipid
Crystals

 
       

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Polar lipid crystals that interact with water are used
in formulations, most often as viscosity enhancers.

Most common is the plastic crystal termed
aw (alpha w) or Lß' . This structure is possible to
dope with foreign molecules.
 
             
             
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