From isotropic w/o microemulsions to lyotropic mesophases by differential scanning calorimetry

  • D. Senatra
  • Z. Zhou
Amphiphile Solutions
Part of the Progress in Colloid & Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 76)


Results are reported on the thermal analysis of biphasic hexadecane/n-hexanol/K-oleate and water samples with composition falling outside the domain of existence of homogeneous and isotropic microemulsion systems. The very first appearance of macroscopic phase separation of the samples into an isotropic w/o microemulsion and a birefringent mesophase, was investigated by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The partitioning of the hydrocarbon and of the “free” water in the two phases of biphasic samples was analyzed.

Key words

Microemulsions free water interphasal water DSC study biphasic samples LC mesophases 


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© Dr. Dietrich Steinkopff Verlag GmbH & Co. KG 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Senatra
    • 3
    • 1
  • Z. Zhou
    • 3
    • 2
  1. 1.CISM (of the M.P.I.) and GNSM (of the C.N.R.) groupsPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsHubei UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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