Formation of cubic-phase microemulsions in sucrose alkanoate systems

Citation
K. Aramaki et al., Formation of cubic-phase microemulsions in sucrose alkanoate systems, COLL SURF A, 183, 2001, pp. 371-379
Citations number
30
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physical Chemistry/Chemical Physics
Journal title
COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS
ISSN journal
0927-7757 → ACNP
Volume
183
Year of publication
2001
Pages
371 - 379
Database
ISI
SICI code
0927-7757(20010715)183:<371:FOCMIS>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
The self-organized structure is changed from hexagonal to lamellar liquid c rystals by mixing sucrose lipophilic multi-dodecanoate (L-595) with hydroph ilic sucrose monododecanoate (L-1695) in water. Although no cubic phases ar e found in water, a discontinuous cubic phase (I-1) with oil-swollen micell es or a cubic-phase microemulsion is produced upon addition of squalane, n- hexadecane, n-decane, n-octane and n-heptane at the weight ratio of L-1695/ L-595 = 1/1. The small-angle X-ray scattering spectrum and the phase behavi or show that the micelles are packed in a face-centered cubic array in the I-1 phase. The single cubic-phase region shifts to higher oil content with the decrease in the molecular size of oil and finally, no cubic phases are found with m-xylene and cyclohexane as oil. Furthermore, from the analysis of compositions of the I-1 phases, it is suggested that the shape of the mi celles becomes non-spherical in the short-chain alkane systems. (C) 2001 Pu blished by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.