Advanced Materials

Reversed vesicles from biocornpatible surfactants

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  • Prof. Hironobu Kunieda,

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    1. Department of Physical Chemistry Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240 (Japan)
    • Department of Physical Chemistry Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Kazuyoshi Nakamura,

    1. Department of Physical Chemistry Division of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Yokohama National University Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama 240 (Japan)
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  • Dr. Maria Rosa Infante,

    1. Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica y Textil, C. S. I. C. Jorge Girona, 18-26, E-08034 Barcelona (Spain)
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  • Dr. Conxita Solans

    1. Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica y Textil, C. S. I. C. Jorge Girona, 18-26, E-08034 Barcelona (Spain)
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  • The supports of the the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan (Scientific Research, No. 03453005) and the Cosmetology Research Foundation are gratefully acknowledged. [AMC124]

Abstract

The combination of hydrophilic and lipophilic amphiphiles and the addition of a small amount of water is demonstrated to be an effective method for the production of inversed vesicles (see figure) from biocompatible surfactant systems. Stable reversed vesicles would have applications in, for example, foods, medicines and cosmetics.

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