Acetone Effect on Cell Membrane

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Acetone Effect on Cell Membrane

Post by zerobladex » Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:04 pm

How does acetone effect the cell membrane?

I know that it affects the phospholipidbilayer, but I'm not sure how it affects it.

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Post by mith » Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:28 pm

hint: stability of the membrane is due to favorable hydrophobic interactions and unfavorable hydrophilic interactions
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Re: Acetone Effect on Cell Membrane

Post by zerobladex » Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:32 am

So then acetone alters interactions between water and the phospholipid bilayer? But how does it do this?

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Post by mith » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:13 am

I think if you're adding enough acetone to the affect it, then you should probably regard it as a cell in acetone rather than a cell in water.
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