Surfactant liquid crystals.

Syed Hassan, William Rowe, Gordon J. T. Tiddy

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    Abstract

    A review presents a general description of the structures of liq. crystals formed by surfactants, and how these relate to surfactant chem. structure. A summary of the behavior of micellar solns. is presented since micelles can be regarded as the building blocks of surfactant liq. crystals that occur at higher concns. A description of the various liq. crystal phases, the way that the mesophase type varies with surfactant chem. structure, and what happens with mixed surfactants is also provided. [on SciFinder (R)]
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry
    PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
    ISBN (Print)0-471-49083-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Keywords

    • Micelles (in surfactant liq. crystals); Liquid crystals; Surfactants (surfactant liq. crystals)

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