Novel protophane and cyclophane surfactants


Novel Gemini surfactants (protophanes and cyclophanes) have been synthesised as model biological anion receptors, and their critical micelle concentrations determined by surface tension. The molecular structure embodies long alkyl chains of various lengths grafted to macrocyclic imidazolium groups. Homologous series of each family have been prepared. Here we wish to quantify the micelle size and shape for a series of chain length for both series, varying the counterion. This study will complement the CMC data, and the on-going fluorescence and NMR analyses.

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Creator Professor Peter Griffiths
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2012
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Photon- and Neutron Geosciences
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-11-25T09:38:11Z
Temporal Coverage End 2009-11-27T11:51:26Z