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Phospholipid–silica mesophases formed in hydroalcoholic solution as precursors of mesoporous silica

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Abstract

Phosphatidylcholine isotropic mesophases are easily formed by membrane fusion in hydroalcoholic solution in the presence of condensating silica. The transformation of lamellar bilayers into a sponge phase proceeds with the increase of the concentration of ethanol until a monodispersed mesoporous silica with surface area 800 m2 g−1 can be formed by calcination. Natural impurities of lecithin favour the formation of the sponge phase.

Graphical abstract: Phospholipid–silica mesophases formed in hydroalcoholic solution as precursors of mesoporous silica

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Submitted
15 Dec 2015
Accepted
15 Feb 2016
First published
16 Feb 2016

New J. Chem., 2016,40, 4314-4318
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Phospholipid–silica mesophases formed in hydroalcoholic solution as precursors of mesoporous silica

N. Toumi, S. Bégu, T. Cacciaguerra, A. Galarneau, T. Azaïs, A. Bengueddach and F. D. Renzo, New J. Chem., 2016, 40, 4314
DOI: 10.1039/C5NJ03563E

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