Characterization of fluorinated and hydrocarbon mixed cationic/anionic surfactant vesicles

Vivian A. Ojogun, Hans Joachim Lehmler, Barbara L. Knutson

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Spontaneous vesicles formed by mixing single tailed anionic and cationic surfactants are potential microreactors and materials synthesis templates for catalysis, petrochemical applications, etc. A study on the self-assembly behavior and bilayer properties of cationic/anionic vesicles formed by hydrocarbon/fluorocarbon and fluorocarbon/fluorocarbon surfactant mixtures was carried out to exploit the unique properties of fluorinated surfactants to tailor vesicle properties for their use as microreactors and templates. Fluorinated surfactants self assembled more readily than their hydrocarbon analogues and favored low curvature aggregates. The potential to template hollow silica spheres from fluorocarbon/fluorocarbon cationic/anionic surfactant vesicles was demonstrated. This is an abstract of a paper presented at the 2007 AIChE Annual Meeting (Salt Lake City, UT 11/4-9/2007).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

Name2007 AIChE Annual Meeting


Conference2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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