Multicomponent Vesicular Aggregates (MCVA): Spontaneous Vesiculation of Perfluorinated Single-Chain Surfactant Mixtures

  • S. Szönyi
  • A. Cambon
  • H. J. Watzke
  • P. Schurtenberger
  • E. Wehrli
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 66)

Abstract

We report on spontaneous vesiculation of single-chain perfluorinated surfactant mixtures. The surfactants bearing oppositely charged headgroups form stable unilamellar vesicular aggregates upon gently mixing non-equimolar solutions. We have synthesized and employed a variety of perfluoro alkane single-chain surfactants (Figure 1). The obtained transparent solutions contained polydispersed aggregates. The unilamellar vesicles were characterized and investigated by quasi-elastic light-scattering, electronmicroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Keywords

Surfactant Argon Hydrocarbon Propane Alkane 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Szönyi
    • 1
  • A. Cambon
    • 1
  • H. J. Watzke
    • 2
  • P. Schurtenberger
    • 2
  • E. Wehrli
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Organique du FluorUniversité de NiceNice CedexFrance
  2. 2.Institut für PolymereETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland
  3. 3.Institut für ZellbiologieETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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