Reverse Vesicles of Ferrum Laurate Metallosurfactant in Non-Aqueous Solution Dried to Produce Solid Shells

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  • Renhao Dong,

    1. Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250100 (China), Fax: (+86) 531-8856-4750
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  • Prof. Dr. Jingcheng Hao

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    1. Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250100 (China), Fax: (+86) 531-8856-4750
    • Key Laboratory of Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Shandong University, Ministry of Education, Jinan 250100 (China), Fax: (+86) 531-8856-4750
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Abstract

Ferrum laurate [Fe(OOCC11H23)3] metallosurfactant can successfully self-assemble into reversed vesicles in organic media such as pure CHCl3 and a mixed solvent of CHCl3 and CH3OH. Deformed solid vesicles, including collapsed erythrocyte-like and broken hollow shells, were obtained directly by slectively drying the organic solvents. The morphology of the reversed vesicles of metallosurfactant in the organic media to hardly solid shells is maintained and it is ascribed to the evaporation rate of the solvents and the interactions between ferrum laurate and solvents.

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