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Effect of residual chemicals on wormlike micelles assembled from a C-tailed cationic surfactant.

08:00 EDT 4th June 2019 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Effect of residual chemicals on wormlike micelles assembled from a C-tailed cationic surfactant."

Ultra-long-chain surfactants, particularly C-tailed ones, have attracted considerable attention because of their ease of self-assembly into wormlike micelles (WLMs). Commercial C-tailed surfactants often contain non-negligible amounts of chemical residues introduced during their production. Since the noncovalent driving force of wormlike self-assembly can be greatly affected by the composition, we hypothesized that the residual chemicals could play a significant role in tuning the micelle microstructure and macroscopic properties of the surfactants.

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Name: Journal of colloid and interface science
ISSN: 1095-7103
Pages: 91-98

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