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Specific Alkali Cation Effects in the Transition from Micelles to Vesicles through Salt Addition

Renoncourt, A; Vlachy, N; Bauduin, Pierre; Drechsler, M; Touraud, Didier; Verbavatz, Jean-Marc Centre dEtudes; Dubois, M; Kunz, Werner; Ninham, Barry


The transition of ionic micelles to vesicles with added salts is explored in this paper. The catanionic surfactant solution was comprised of sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS) and dodecyltrimethylammonium bromide (DTAB) with an excess of SDS. The micellar size increased with concentration for all salts. No anion specificity was found, probably because of the excess of SDS. However, when the cation of the added salt was varied, large differences were observed in the hydrodynamic radii of the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Langmuir
DOI: 10.1021/la062837z


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