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First report of phase selective gelation of oil from oil/water mixtures. Possible implications toward containing oil spills

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Abstract

From a two-phase mixture of water and oil (either commercial fuel or pure organic solvent), a simple amino acid derivative, N-lauroyl-L-alanine has been shown to be able to gelate the oil phase selectively; SEM and FT-IR provided molecular level insights into the process of gelation.

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The article was received on 27 Sep 2000, accepted on 01 Dec 2000 and first published on 08 Jan 2001


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B007848O
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2001,0, 185-186
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    First report of phase selective gelation of oil from oil/water mixtures. Possible implications toward containing oil spills

    S. Bhattacharya and Y. Krishnan-Ghosh, Chem. Commun., 2001, 0, 185
    DOI: 10.1039/B007848O

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