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The importance of hydrophobic moieties in ice recrystallization inhibitors

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Abstract

Structurally diverse lysine-based surfactants/gelators and anti-ice nucleating agents (anti-INAs) were investigated as ice recrystallization inhibitors (IRIs). The results indicate that long alkyl chains are important for potent IRI activity and that the position of these alkyl chains is essential. Additionally, no correlation was found between IRI activity and critical micelle concentrations, gelation or anti-ice nucleation activity, although the counterion of some lysine surfactants did affect IRI activity.

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The article was received on 07 Dec 2012, accepted on 10 Jan 2013 and first published on 01 Feb 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA23220D
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 3232-3236
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    The importance of hydrophobic moieties in ice recrystallization inhibitors

    A. K. Balcerzak, M. Febbraro and R. N. Ben, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 3232
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA23220D

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