Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

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BOC Sciences has a specialized liposome technology platform dedicated to providing the most complete solution for liposome drug development services for the pharmaceutical/biotechnology, cosmetic, and nutritional supplement industries. We provide high-quality phosphatidylcholine.

Introduction of PC

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) is an amphiphilic molecule consisting of a hydrophilic head and a hydrophobic tail.

Molecular structure of phosphatidylcholine Fig. 1 Molecular structure of phosphatidylcholine

Natural PC

  • PC is extracted from egg yolk, soybean, bovine heart and spinal cord.
  • Each PC has aliphatic chains of different lengths and degrees of saturation. Plant-based PC has a highly unsaturated aliphatic chain, while animal-based PC has a mostly saturated aliphatic chain.

Synthesized PC

  • Dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC)
  • Distearoylphosphatidylcholine (DSPC)
  • Dimyristoylphosphatidylcholine(DMPC)

Physicochemical Properties of PC

Under normal conditions, pure PC is a white solid, which is easy to absorb water, so it is mostly transparent or translucent and has a light fragrance. PC is soluble in organic solvents, such as n-hexane, diethyl ether, ethanol, methanol, etc. It is also soluble in water, forming a colloidal solution, insoluble in acetone, and has no definite melting point. In the presence of phospholipase A1, PC can produce lysophosphatidylcholine (LPC) with enhanced emulsifying ability.

Functions of PC

  • One of the important components of cell membranes
  • An important structural component of plasma lipoproteins and bile
  • A neurotransmitter related to nerve excitation and conduction
  • Closely related to fat metabolism
  • Anti-atherosclerosis, lowering blood cholesterol, total esters and liver protection (prevention of fatty liver)

Applications for PC

  • Liposomes
  • Pharmaceutical emulsifiers
  • Supplementary materials for pharmaceuticals
  • Dietary supplement
  • Beauty products

Our Advantages

  • Manufacturing process in compliance with GMP requirements
  • High-quality lipid raw materials
  • Strict quality inspection and quality control
  • The most competitive price in the entire network
※ Only for research. Not suitable for any diagnostic or therapeutic use.

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