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Molecular design of surfactants to tailor its aggregation properties

Bhattacharya, Santanu and Haldar, Jayanta (2002) Molecular design of surfactants to tailor its aggregation properties. In: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 205 (1-2). pp. 119-126.

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Surfactant molecules produce different types of aggregates upon solubilization in water above a critical concentration. The molecular architectures of surfactants profoundly influence the properties of these aggregates. This article presents the results of molecular design of a whole variety of surfactants and confines its discussion to a large extent on the contributions made by the author's research group. The classes of surfactants that were included herein are twin-tailed gemini, multi-headed surfactants and ion-paired amphiphiles. The modulation of the micellar and vesicular properties by such gemini and ion-paired surfactants respectively upon modification of their chemical structure has been discussed. Rationale for such property variation has been presented It has been also discussed how the micellar morphology and properties depend on the charge density of multi-headed surfactants.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: Gemini;Multi-headed surfactants;Ion-paired amphipiles; Micelles;Vesicles
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2012 08:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/11391

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