The kinetics and mechanism of micelle-vesicle transitions in aqueous solution

Farquhar, Ken, Misran, Misni, Robinson, Brian H., Steytler, David C., Morini, Paolo, Garrett, Peter R. and Holzwarth, Josef F. (1996) The kinetics and mechanism of micelle-vesicle transitions in aqueous solution. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 8 (47). ISSN 0953-8984

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Bi-chained surfactants, e.g. sodium dialkylbenzenesulphonates, can spontaneously form vesicles when salts (e.g. NaCl) are added to water. Critical vesicle concentrations can be readily determined. The kinetics and mechanism for the breakdown and formation of vesicles will be discussed. A mechanism for assembly/disassembly is proposed. Organic dyes can be encapsulated inside the vesicles and their release rates can be monitored using flow experiments. It is found that the vesicle bilayer provides a rather low energy barrier to the transport of the dye from the vesicle core to the external aqueous medium.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper came from my PhD studies at UEA in the school of chemical sciences.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 23:48
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 02:24
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/8/47/035

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